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Inmarsat Maritime, Aramco to trial 5G network in the Arabian Gulf

March 7, 2024

Inmarsat Maritime, which is owned by Viasat, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi energy and chemical company Aramco to undertake a 5G mesh network trial.

In a release, Inmarsat Maritime noted that the trial aims to provide high-bandwidth connectivity for Aramco’s offshore work in the Arabian Gulf.

The satellite company noted that this technology is designed to provide high-speed communication capabilities while meeting the demands of the region’s climate – including extreme heat, sandstorms, wind and water evaporation.

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