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Ericsson to explore 5G use cases in Saudi Arabia

04 February 2022
Ericsson will use its 5G private networks to explore the uses of the next generation technology in industrial applications in Saudi Arabia. Source: Ericsson

Ericsson and Saudi Arabian telecom Mobility are collaborating on using 5G for new use cases outside the traditional cellular communications sector.

Under the agreement, the companies will work to identify industries that could aid in the use of a 5G private network including ports, manufacturing and logistics. The companies will scale up 5G technology applications in the Saudi Arabia region where 5G may be beneficial.

Ericsson’s private 5G network offers secure 4G LTE and 5G standalone connectivity that simplifies business operations with a cloud-based network management portal and a troubleshooting application.

Ericsson said the network is easy to install and flexible to support a range of deployment sizes. The network could be used across a range of industrial sectors such as manufacturing, mining, ports, airport, power utilities and oil and gas.

The private 5G network builds on Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio and dual-mode core technology and can be used for tracking assets, real-time automation to enhance productivity, optimize business operations through digital twins and data driven insights, performing better inspections or remote-controlled robotics to increase worker safety. Additionally, 5G could be used for augmented reality to enhance worker capabilities.

“Ericsson Private 5G will allow Mobily to better support their enterprise customers more effectively. High throughput and low latency mean enterprises will be able to run multiple use cases on a single network while ensuring critical data remains on-site via best-in-class security,” said Ekow Nelson, vice president at Ericsson Middle East and Africa. “Reliable 5G connectivity will accelerate digital transformation in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.”

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