The growth in the use of 5G for industry-specific networks continues with news that operator Orange Jordan has established the first private 5G network in Jordan for Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).
Orange says this step will cater to ACT's needs and business requirements by providing the latest technologies and solutions, utilising Orange's global expertise.
Through this agreement, Orange Jordan says it has becomes the first communications provider in Jordan, as well as within the Orange Group in the Middle East and Africa, to undertake the establishment of a private 5G network for business sector customers. This follows Orange Jordan’s launch of the 5G technology in July of this year.
It’s not too surprising that ACT has taken this step. ACT describes itself as the logistical and economic backbone of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), serving as the preferred gateway to the region for many active markets around the world. It uses advanced terminal technology, equipment, and facilities, and provides customers with a complete package to facilitate their cargo operations.
The opening of this 5G network in Aqaba will says Orange, contribute to improving the attractiveness and competitiveness of the port area. 5G will it says, bring an unprecedented quality of service to ACT in the industrial-port zone, alongside the possibility for innovation, the development of new tailored use cases and attracting investment.
Private 5G has proved an attractive option for a number of ports or port customers around the world, not least because of the size of many ports, which might be problematic for Wi-Fi, the fact that most of the activity in the area is related specifically to the port and potential 5G support for automation.