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Ericsson boosts 5G expertise in Saudi Arabia

Ericsson boosts 5G expertise in Saudi Arabia

Fresh Graduates Programme employs 100 youth in the kingdom

Ericsson has employed more than 100 graduates from its Fresh Graduates Programme in Saudi Arabia since 2018.

The graduate program brings together the public sector, universities, research centres, local authorities and SMEs to develop and test new services that use 5G networks as an enabler.

The graduates have been involved in developing industry pilots of possible 5G solutions in areas including smart city, IoT, Industry 4.0, transport and smart agriculture. The graduates were also able to observe emerging trends in the international scene and study new technology and business opportunities that 5G technology will introduce in the market.

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The Fresh Graduate program also aims to improve Ericsson’s knowledge related to the transition of existing mobile networks to 5G, supporting the standardisation work to make 5G a global standard.

“Ericsson has a long and successful history of collaboration in Saudi Arabia and we are working together with local service providers to understand their specific network requirements to realize the full benefits of 5G technologies,” said Mashhour Al-Sudairy, head of Local Content at Ericsson Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“Our Fresh Graduates program is an inclusive program that addresses the importance of youth in ICT. It has prioritised and developed local talent that will lead 5G networks in the future, which is essential to accelerate the Kingdom’s digitalisation, and generate benefits for citizens, businesses and society,” he added.

Ericsson has various country-specific programs and initiatives to support Saudi Arabia’s socio-economic growth.

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