UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, also known as Yahsat, has linked up with Ericsson to provide the mining, oil and gas, and ports industries with communication services.
Included in the deal are private network, data, and internet connectivity services.
The industries are facing access and connectivity challenges which the partnership aims to improve, Yahsat Group chief executive Ali Al Hashemi said. These challenges include network separation for communications, high costs, and limitations on data speed and coverage.
Under the new agreement, Yahsat and Ericsson will expand sales of applications such as remote sensing, video surveillance, UAVs and drones, geopositioning, backhaul solutions for oil rigs, and overall data connectivity.
The technologies will be needed as the industries embrace IoT and automation, Yahsat said in the release.
"Ericsson's private network solution, combined with Yahsat's satellite connectivity and services, will empower advanced IoT use cases," Ericsson senior executive Asa Tamsons said.
The 5G network will increase worker safety and helps lower carbon emissions, as it enables predictive maintenance, connected workers, augmented reality, sensor-based monitoring, and automated guided vehicles.