JEDDAH — Mobily, the Saudi telecom operator, has joined forces with Ericsson to show 5G capabilities in a demo held at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

Ericsson supplied a standalone end-to-end 5G system including a prototype 3.5GHz radio, baseband and prototype UE device to support Mobily’s 5G demo. During the event, Mobily and Ericsson showcased 5G throughput, targeting speeds up to 1Gbps.