JEDDAH — Ericsson participated for the third time at this year’s Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference on Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy (SASG), at the Hilton in Jeddah last Dec. 6-8.
During the event, Ericsson presented its latest innovative solutions for Smart Grid Communication and shed the light on its vision on how technology is supporting industry transformation by providing global examples from experiences with microgrid, grid analytics, electric mobility and smart street lighting, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and renewables integration.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, designers, developers, and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Grids, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, and Energy Aware Systems and Technologies. Ali Eid, Head of Ericsson Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine, said: ”Ericsson’s Transformation strategy for Digital Utility supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Vision 2030. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, Ericsson combines technology and services leadership on a global scale. The company is a recognized global leader in Smart Metering and have developed, maintained and operated platforms that manage tens of millions of smart meters.”
Ericsson was the first to deploy a 4G network for smart grid technology and field force automation, and is currently testing applications of 5G technology for a next generation grid. The company is actively involved in smart grid innovation, with leading roles in several major R&D projects. It strongly supports standardization in the Utilities industry, with extensive participation in major bodies such as Mandates M441 and M490, ESMIG, ETSI M2M, NIST, IEEE, UTC, and GWAC. — SG
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