Saudi telecom operators Mobily and Ericsson have held a 5G demo at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, showcasing the capabilities of the next-generation mobile technology.
Ericsson supplied Mobily with a standalone end-to-end 5G system, including a prototype 3.5GHz radio, baseband and prototype UE device for the 5G demo, which showcased 5G throughput, targeting speeds of up to 1Gbps.
The demo is part of Mobily’s plan to highlight the expected 5G benefits for consumers and industries across Saudi Arabia. 5G will deliver high-data speeds and low latency, which will enhance user experience for Mobily customers.
5G is also one of the primary enablers for new and emerging use cases in industries such as autonomous fleet management, robotics and critical machine-to-machine communication in healthcare.
Mazid Al Harbi, CTO of Mobily, said: “We are wholly supportive of Saudi Vision 2030 and the push towards enhancing our digital economy. Our investment in 5G is demonstrative of our commitment to improving network performance and enhancing the customer experience across Saudi Arabia.
“Our partnership with Ericsson enables us to provide a state-of-the art scalable network to serve consumers and industries across Saudi Arabia now and in the 5G future.”