Like any other sector, technology is also evolving at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fifth Generation 5G, wireless network technology is presently at the doorstep. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has successfully inaugurated this new technology, which is 100 times faster than 4G, at NEOM airport, newly started to fulfil the KSA dream for standing as a leading nation of the world. KSA official confirmed on Twitter and added, this is just a step to achieve a lot more and as per the vision of Prince Muhammad Bin Suleman.
ICT developments in Saudi Arabia
Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al-Nasser, CEO of the project said this launch is a confirmation of the rapid development of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the Kingdom.
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha said prior that Saudi Arabia is resolved to be a world chief in 5G to gain its advantages, with getting to be one of the main nations to introduce the 5G.
“The commercial launch of the service in Saudi Arabia coincides with the commercial launch of 5G service by VIVA Kuwait, a subsidiary of STC, as the first 5G operator in Kuwait. VIVA Bahrain, another subsidiary of STC, will launch commercial service of 5G in Bahrain in the near future,” he said.
The Saudi government has since quite a while ago perceived the significance of broadband communications, and the potential advantages of 5G advancements currently fit well into the nation’s plan to develop a modern economy as laid out in its Vision 2030.
What are the benefits of 5G technology
Faster Speed – Download in seconds
Most customers presently utilize 3G or 4G/LTE systems, which were launched in the market back in 2001 and 2009, respectively. Let me explain this very bluntly, with 4G/LTE, downloading a high-definition movie might take about 10-15 minutes. With 5G, it will take less than a second.
Shorter Stays – no buffering, no delays
5G will reduce this so-called latency or delays, making it possible, for example, to watch the high-definition video without delays and interruption. A website like YouTube and video blogging will flourish more with this technology.
The wireless cell towers equipped with 5G technology would have greatly increased capacity as 3G/4G. More users will be served at the same time. More people, more devices and much better internet will be the key to this introduction.
Remember, the ultimate goal of every technology is to bring goodness in the lives of human beings and if a technology is not providing such merit, it would be of no use and has no future.