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Red Sea project gets world’s first zero-carbon 5G network

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The zero-carbon 5G network is the latest technological innovation at the Six Senses Southern Dunes resort, powered by 100% renewable energy

Mega-developer Red Sea Global and Saudi-listed telco Zain KSA have launched the world’s first zero-carbon 5G network at the Six Senses Southern Dunes resort in The Red Sea project.

The 5G network is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from over 760,000 solar panels that Red Sea has built to power the entire 28,000 sq km destination. 

“We aspire to be global pioneers of regenerative tourism development, adopting 100 percent renewable energy at our flagship destination, The Red Sea, and working towards the achievement of a 30 percent net conservation benefit by 2040,” said John Pagano, group CEO at Red Sea Global.

Designed using 3D printing technology, the project will achieve three primary goals: preserving the environment, reducing emissions using renewable energy and mitigating visual distortion. 

The towers have been built to blend in with The Red Sea’s landscape, inspired by the surrounding rock formations.

The creation of the 5G network aligns with the goals of Saudi’s Vision 2030, to increase clean energy reliance, curb carbon emissions and safeguard the environment. 

Due to open its doors to its first guests later this year, The Red Sea comprises 50 resorts, with up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites.