Red Sea Global & Zain KSA to Launch the World’s First Zero-carbon 5G Network
Red Sea Global (RSG) and Zain KSA have unveiled the world's first zero-carbon 5G network at the Six Senses Southern Dunes resort at The Red Sea. The zero-carbon 5G network, designed exclusively for The Red Sea, is the latest technological innovation at the resort in Saudi Arabia.
Designed with both people and planet in mind, the revolutionary 5G network will bring guests the highest speeds for 5G connectivity in the region and be powered by 100% renewable energy from over 760,000 solar panels that Red Sea Global has built to power the entire 28,000km2 destination.
John Pagano, Group CEO at Red Sea Global said: “We aspire to be global pioneers of regenerative tourism development, adopting 100% renewable energy at our flagship destination, The Red Sea, and working towards the achievement of a 30% net conservation benefit by 2040.
"These ambitious goals demand ambitious partners, and our collaboration with Zain KSA transcends telecommunications, extending into sustainability and environmental protection.”
Designed using innovative 3D printing technology, the project will achieve three primary goals: preserving the environment, reducing emissions by utilizing renewable energy, and mitigating visual distortion.
The towers have been built to blend harmoniously with The Red Sea’s unique and vibrant landscape. Inspired by the surrounding rock formations, the exterior aesthetic of the towers seamlessly interweaves into the resort’s natural habitat, ensuring minimal visual impact and safeguarding the project's environmental integrity.
Eng. Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Deghaither, CEO of Zain KSA, said: "As a leading provider of telecommunications and digital services, we are immensely proud of this achievement that will certainly pave our way to become a pioneering sustainable technology provider.
"By collaborating with Red Sea Global, we reaffirm our commitment to a shared vision that balances achieving human prosperity with the preservation of nature and its sustainability for future generations, as outlined by Saudi Vision 2030."
The creation of the 5G network aligns with Vision 2030's goals of elevating clean energy reliance, curbing carbon emissions, and safeguarding the environment.
The Red Sea will consist of 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites once completed. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.