The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) issued "GameMode" report of Q3 2023, which compares the quality of telecom service providers performance in Saudi Arabia for the most popular online games, which revealed an improvement in the performance of online games by 38% compared to Q3 of 2022.

The report also showed an increase in the performance of the download speeds of online games across popular gaming platforms in Saudi Arabia reaching more than 98% compared to the announced speeds of fixed internet packages. The report stated that “Mobily” and “Salam” companies were leading the performance of download speed for online games on PlayStation by 100%, while “Mobily” also topped the list in XBOX by 99%, and STEAM by 100%.

In addition, the report demonstrated that "STC" and "Mobily" showed high performance of the average response time in 8 games, namely Call of Duty, FIFA, Apex Legends, VALORANT, OVERWATCH2, Rocket League, Battlefield and Halo Infinite, while "STC", "Mobily" and "Zain" were all at the top of the list in Among Us online games. However, "STC" was the top in 6 games: Fortnite, Counter Strike, Dota2, World of Warcraft, Rainbow Six Siege and League of Legends, while “Mobily” took the lead in PUBG and PUBG MOBILE.

The report also included a series of guidelines for improving the quality of Internet connection for online games, as well as home network setup and network devices efficiency guidelines. It also highlighted the steps to participate in achieving the objectives of “GameMode” initiative, by registering for a "Meqyas fixed internet" device, which allows the user to know the internet performance of the most popular apps and online games. The report keeps up with the latest games and includes performance indicators in its periodic editions, which is published quarterly.

The “GameMode” initiative increases competitiveness among telecom service providers to provide the best experience for players while raising the level of transparency in the market by publishing data and indicators’ results, along with enabling investors and interested parties to view market performance indicators in Saudi Arabia.


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  • Publish Date:
  • 27/12/2023
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