stc group to develop NEOM's 5G network infrastructure
The one-year contract to develop the network also includes the development of an innovation centre in NEOM to explore 5G opportunities
Saudi Arabia gigaproject NEOM has signed a one-year contract with stc group to establish a 5G network infrastructure and an innovation centre as part of its plans to accelerate its digital ambitions.
stc will build a wireless 5G network enabling present and future 5G applications across NEOM. With a speed and capacity 10 times higher than standard 4G networks, 5G in NEOM will enable numerous segments such as Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, virtual reality, augmented reality, smart homes, and autonomous vehicles.
It will also provide the public safety network for NEOM security services.
NEOM added that it will use one of the most advanced 5G technology in the world, to enable the proactive exchange and analysis of data between its residents and city infrastructure.
Commenting on the partnership, NEOM CEO Nadhmi Al Nasr said: “We are glad to form this partnership with a leading national digital enabler such as stc to support our ambition and goal to be an accelerator of human progress and to create the world’s leading digitally sustainable, cognitive cities.”
He added: “NEOM’s infrastructure will utilise AI, robotics, and human-machine fusion to deliver greater predictive intelligence and enable faster decision making across all NEOM sectors.”
Elaborating on the partnership, stc group CEO Eng. Nasser bin Sulaiman Al Nasser said the agreement reflects its commitment to enabling digital transformation and providing digital solutions across the kingdom.