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The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) issued "GameMode" report of Q4 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 39% compared to Q4 of 2022.

The report also showed an increase in the performance of download speeds of online games across popular gaming platforms in Saudi Arabia, where it revealed that “STC”, “Mobily” and “Salam” shared the leading position in the performance of download speeds on STEAM by achieving 100%. The report stated that “Mobily” and “Salam” companies were leading on PlayStation by 100%, while “Mobily” also topped the list in XBOX by 100%.

In addition, the report demonstrated that "STC" and "Mobily" showed the highest performance of the average response time in 8 games, namely Call of Duty, EA Sports FC, Apex Legends, VALORANT, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG MOBILE,  Among Us and Battlefield. While "STC", "Mobily" and “Salam" were leading in Rocket League. However, "STC" was the top in 5 games: Fortnite, Counter Strike, Dota2, World of Warcraft and League of Legends, while “Mobily” took the lead in PUBG and Halo Infinite.

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.

  • Publish Date:
  • 14/03/2024
  • Corresponding:
  • 1445/09/04