The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) issued "GameMode" report of Q1 2024, 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 40% compared to Q1 of 2023.

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 the performance of download speeds on STEAM reached 100% by all telecom service providers. 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 6 games, namely Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege ،  PUBG MOBILE, League of Legends،  Battlefield, Halo Infinite. While "STC", "Mobily" and “Salam" were leading in 5 games:  Rocket League، Call of Duty، EA Sports FC, Valorant, Fortnite. However, "STC" was the top in 3 games: Counter Strike, Dota2, and PUBG.

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 offer 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:
  • 23/05/2024
  • Corresponding:
  • 15/11/1445