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Workz Group launches 5G SIM card in Mideast, Africa

Apr 3, 2019 7:54 PM

Dubai-based Workz Group a leading mobile security and IoT solutions provider has launched its 5G SIM card. It is the first manufacturer to produce 5G SIMs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The 5G SIMs...

Dubai-based Workz Group, a leading mobile security and IoT solutions provider, has launched its 5G SIM card. It is the first manufacturer to produce 5G SIMs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The 5G SIMs will support the next generation of cellular mobile communications required to drive the Internet of Things (IoT), said a company statement.

Catering to evolving cellular devices, Workz’ 5G SIM, compliant with the global standard of 3GPP and SIMalliance guidelines, are available in all form factors – removable, embedded and machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM, said the statement from Workz Group.

Workz, which was recently recognised by the Nilson Report as one of the world’s top 10 SIM providers, it said.

The company has begun testing with mobile network operators in the region and will soon conduct trials in Europe and Asia, it added.

Compared to the current 4G speed, downloads on 5G networks are expected to be 20 times faster with 100 times more capacity capable of serving over one million IoT devices per sq km.

This will enable a host of new connected applications and capabilities to manage life-critical situations such as emergency services and autonomous driving as well as mission-critical instances such as smart manufacturing, energy and agriculture.

5G is currently being trialled in over 40 countries worldwide and is expected to reach 1.5 billion connections by 2024.

Tor Malmros, the company's co-CEO said: “Our aim is to deliver ready-to-use, forward-looking technology to enable our customers to realise their IoT visions.”

“With manufacturing facilities in Europe and Dubai, we can quickly provide 5G SIMs to support mobile network operators, device manufacturers and service providers for both proof-of-concept testing and commercial market-launch,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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