Friday, April 19, 2024

World’s first zero-carbon 5G network launched in Saudi Arabia

Red Sea Global (RSG), a global multi-project developer, has collaborated with Zain KSA, a telecom and digital services provider in the Kingdom, to launch the world’s first zero-carbon 5G network at the Six Senses Southern Dunes resort at The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.

Designed with both people and the planet in mind, the zero-carbon 5G network is the latest technological innovation at the resort. The revolutionary 5G network will bring guests the highest speeds for 5G connectivity in the region.

It will be powered by 100% renewable energy from over 760,000 solar panels that Red Sea Global has built to power the entire 28,000-square-kilometer destination.

The network towers have been designed using innovative 3D printing technology and have been built to blend harmoniously with The Red Sea’s unique and vibrant landscape. The exterior aesthetic of the tower seamlessly blends with the resort’s natural habitat. This ensures minimal visual impact and safeguards the project’s environmental integrity.

The project will achieve three primary goals – preserving the environment, reducing emissions by utilizing renewable energy, and mitigating visual distortion.

“We aspire to be global pioneers of regenerative tourism development, adopting 100% renewable energy at our flagship destination, The Red Sea, and working towards the achievement of a 30% net conservation benefit by 2040,” said John Pagano, Group CEO at Red Sea Global, in an official release. “These ambitious goals demand ambitious partners, and our collaboration with Zain KSA transcends telecommunications, extending into sustainability and environmental protection,”

The creation of the 5G network aligns with Vision 2030’s goals of elevating clean energy reliance, curbing carbon emissions, and safeguarding the environment.

The Red Sea is due to open its doors to its first guests later this year. Once completed, it will consist of 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.