Aramco, Samsung to advance Saudi Arabian digital transformation with localized 5G networks
(WO) — Aramco has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., which sets forth preliminary plans for a strategic collaboration that would localize an industrial 5G technology ecosystem, starting with private networks, in Saudi Arabia.
The proposed collaboration aims to contribute to the digital transformation of the oil and gas sector in Saudi Arabia by leveraging advanced 4G and 5G technologies capable of providing secure, fast and reliable communications to satisfy business critical requirements of industries.
The companies intend to help realize advanced industrial 5G use cases with mission critical communications. It follows the recent launch of Aramco Digital Company, which aims to accelerate digital transformation within the Kingdom, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.