The latest report released by the Global Association for mobile communication systems shows that there are nearly 500000 5g mobile users in Gulf countries in 2019; By the end of 2023, this number will reach 21.86 million, accounting for 21.2% of the total number of mobile users in the region; By 2025, more than 16% of communication data within the member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) is expected to be transmitted through 5g network.
It is understood that at present, GCC member states have deployed 5g network facilities on a large scale and started commercial use. Huawei and other Chinese enterprises actively participated.
At present, 5g technology has greatly helped Gulf countries prevent and control the epidemic. Huawei and Medina Development Bureau of Saudi Arabia have carried out fruitful cooperation on the application of 5g technology in the front line of anti epidemic. Huawei donated several products and solutions based on 5g technology, artificial intelligence and cloud technology to Medina, and installed temperature monitoring cameras for many hospitals and key institutions. Multiple AI cameras are used to monitor the flow of people and prevent people from gathering. “5g technology is a good helper for us to fight the epidemic,” said Ibrahim jarudi, head of Medina Development Bureau.
In Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, dozens of driverless vehicles with ice cream cabinet size and eye-catching words “please stay at home” shuttle through densely populated communities to distribute anti epidemic materials such as masks, gloves and disinfectants to people in need. This is the result of cooperation between Huawei and Sharjah health department based on 5g technology. “The application of 5g smart car greatly reduces the infection risk of medical staff, saves the precious time occupied by distributing goods, and enables medical staff to devote more energy to treating patients,” said Amin Emiri, an official of the Ministry of health and prevention of the United Arab Emirates.
During the epidemic prevention and control period, dozens of Van trucks printed with “Kuwait National Bank” appeared in Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait. These vehicles stop at the important streets of the city in turn every day. Customers can not only deposit and withdraw cash through the ATM in the car, but also talk to the bank account manager through video. Before receiving the service, all customers will be automatically tested for their temperature. They can also get masks and gloves from the ATM for free, which greatly reduces the risk of infection.
Deloitte and Huawei recently jointly released a research report that many countries in the Gulf region have established an innovative public event emergency system platform based on information, intelligence, cloud technology and big data based on the characteristics of high-speed transmission, high reliability and low delay of 5g technology, which will provide basic conditions for multi-technical fields and business model innovation after the end of the epidemic.
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