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Zain KSA and Red Sea Global Win ‘Best Green Technology’ at Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2023


11 Dec 2023


Zain KSA and Red Sea Global Win ‘Best Green Technology’ at Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2023


11 Dec 2023


Launching the first zero-emission 5G network worldwide.

Red Sea Global, the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism developer, and Zain KSA, the leading digital services provider in Saudi Arabia, received the ‘Best Green Technology’ award for their zero-emission 5G network during the 17th edition of the ‘Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit,’ held on December 6 and 7 in Dubai. The accolade follows the unveiling of the world’s first 5G zero-emission network at the Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea resort. The network is a groundbreaking innovation in leveraging technology for sustainability, providing a world-first solution for curbing carbon emissions in the ICT sector, one of the world’s most complex technology-related challenges.   

The ‘Best Green Technology’ award recognizes the joint efforts of Red Sea Global and Zain KSA to provide a new model for sustainable business, employing the latest technologies and digital solutions to promote environmental protection and biodiversity preservation. These efforts support the Saudi Green Initiative’s goals of increasing clean energy adoption, reducing carbon emissions, and protecting the environment. This also aligns with Saudi Vision 2030’s overarching goals of improving the quality of life and protecting future generations, reducing carbon emissions by more than 278 million tons annually by 2030, and achieving Net Zero by 2060.


“This prestigious accolade honors RSG’s new model of development, putting people and planet first, in line with the best environmental protection and restoration standards. The award also recognizes RSG’s role in setting new standards for building a sustainable tourism sector in Saudi Arabia. The decision to host Zain KSA’s world-first zero-emission 5G network is rooted in our belief in the importance of sustainability to not only preserve the environment but also enhance it for generations to come, in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030,”
said Group Head of Technology at RSG, Dr. Ahmad Al-Suhaili.


Zain KSA’s Marketing and Business Development Executive General Manager, Eng. Sultan Alhadlaq, said: “This award is a recognition of the real impact of our strategic partnership with RSG and our common goals of achieving environmental preservation and sustainability. Our goal at Zain KSA is to drive innovation and harness cutting-edge technologies for environmental sustainability and improving people’s quality of life. We have thankfully succeeded in developing a revolutionary 5G network operated entirely through clean energy, as well as purposely-built towers to achieve three main goals: preserving the environment, reducing emissions by utilizing renewable energy, and mitigating visual distortion.”

The first zero-emission 5G network worldwide operates entirely on clean energy harnessed from the RSG’s more than 760,000 solar panels. The towers have been built using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, replacing traditional telco towers while providing high-speed connectivity covering the entire region.

The Red Sea destination recently welcomed its first guests. Two of its hotels are open for bookings and the Red Sea International Airport has been receiving a regular schedule of flights since September. Upon full completion in 2030, the destination will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.

About Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) ofSaudi Arabia.

RSG is a global multi-project developer, seeking to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment. The protection of natural capital is central to all development decisions, as the organization seeks to create abetter future for all.

A cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to diversify its economy, RSG is playing a key role in transforming the nation, by creating exciting opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector, as it develops built assets and destinations across multiple sectors that make a positive impact for people and planet.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

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