Qualcomm and Aramco Partner to Drive Industrial IoT and AI in Saudi Arabia

Qualcomm and Aramco collaborate to enhance industrial IoT and AI solutions, focusing on 4G/5G and 450MHz technologies.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, aim to contribute to connectivity, AI, and advanced computing technologies for industrial use cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This includes accelerating development of the industrial 4G/5G and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) ecosystem, including 450MHz cellular technology, and the design of hardware, software, and services to accelerate the deployment of end-to-end IoT solutions for industrial and enterprise use cases.  

Through our collaboration with Aramco, we aim to develop advanced end-to-end IoT solutions that address the unique needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and pave the way to showcase what state-of-the-art and sustainable digital transformation in the industrial space can look like. With our broad technology portfolio, we are in a unique position and look forward to being a key partner to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as they accelerate their industrial digital transformation.

Nakul Duggal, Group General Manager, Automotive, Industrial and Embedded IoT, and Cloud Computing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

We are keen to advance our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to drive digital transformation on a global scale. Together, we aim to set benchmarks in industrial IoT applications and AI, enhancing operational efficiencies and fostering sustainable growth across various industries worldwide. Through initiatives like the Saudi Accelerated Innovation Lab (SAIL), we are committed to developing innovative, cutting-edge solutions that establish new standards for industrial innovation worldwide, thereby driving technological advancement. 

Nabil A. Al-Nuaim, Senior Vice President, Digital and Information Technology, Aramco

By utilizing the power of cellular technology, high performance computing, and AI, we aim to elevate industrial IoT solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This includes the use of the 450MHz spectrum to provide ubiquitous and resilient coverage that will be necessary to connect the millions of intelligent edge devices poised to come online. 

Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Technology Planning and Edge Solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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