Mobily and Nokia to launch 5G tests in Saudi Arabia

5 Mar 2018

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia to launch 5G tests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Zawya writes. Under the agreement, Mobily and Nokia are collaborating in a strategic vision to develop 5G towards the next generation of advanced bandwidth network. The two partners will introduce new technologies in Mobily’s network, including ‘4.5G’ and ‘4.9G’ LTE, 5G, transport modernisation for both optic and IP, and fixed wireless access technologies, including FastMile and wireless PON. Mobily CEO Ahmed Aboudoma said: ‘We are working in Mobily to achieve one of the pillars of the [Vision 2030], in which the Kingdom is seeking to increase high-speed internet coverage in different regions and enhance the quality of connection. In order to achieve this goal, we are currently working on signing a MoU with Nokia and other enterprises that [have] a track record in launching new technologies over telecom towers.’

Saudi Arabia, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), Nokia Networks (formerly NSN)