Makkah: Saudia Arabia launches fifth-generation network (5G) service to provide quality services to the pilgrims during Hajj.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal along with government and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha inaugurated the 5G service.
The launch of the smart initiative is an extension of the ministry’s innovative efforts made during last year’s season.
The efforts include a training policy to assist pilgrims, a smartphone plan allowing pilgrims to download applications and virtually based platform to help foreign pilgrims perform their rituals.
The 5G technology will create 37 stations distributed in the central region and in the holy sites. 4G networks will also be available to enrich the digital experience for pilgrims to achieve the highest degrees of coverage and speed.
About 129,000 pilgrims have so far reached the holy land to perform the sacred religious obligation.
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