Saudi-based alfanar has partnered with Huawei to explore how Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technologies can be used to bring greater sustainability, efficiency and cost-savings to its electrical products.
Together, the two companies will co-create 5G and IoT solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Middle East’s electricity industry, said a statement from the electrical products manufacturer.
Through this agreement, alfanar and Huawei will adapt the latter’s global IoT cloud service to the unique requirements of the Middle East and launch the service in the Saudi Arabia for the first time, with the goal of expanding the service to the rest of the region soon.
This service will help organizations in Saudi Arabia to become more sustainable by developing energy management solutions that enable customers to precisely track and monitor their energy consumption, it stated.
"Emerging IoT and 5G-driven solutions are finally allowing smart services to be deployed on a large scale, and we look forward to spearheading the shift towards building a smarter and greener Kingdom," alfanar chairman Abdul Salam Almutlaq said.