Etisalat Now Launches Region First Commercial 5G Network

Etisalat Now Launches Region First Commercial 5G Network

Now Etisalat announces the launch of the first commercial 5G Wireless Network in the country. In the first phase of the launch, 5G fixed wireless services (fixed and internet services) will be provided in selected locations in UAE, which will gradually expand to other parts of the country depending on consumer demand and requirements.

According to a statement, the commercial fixed devices and services will be available for consumers starting from September this year.

Etisalat Introduced the first Commercial 5G Wireless Network

Recently the UAE telco giant has also become the first operator to have a fully developed commercial 5G network available to provide gigabit internet services to its customers. The network will fuel enterprises digital transformation, IoT, smart cities and the fourth industrial revolution.

The foundation of this commercial launch was laid in December last year, where Etisalat was one of the operators globally to launch a pre-commercial 5G network in certain areas of the country demonstrating high-speed use cases in addition to the low latency feature of the 5G technology.

Etisalat Group CEO Saleh Al Abdooli, said:

“This announcement is a historic moment for the company as the commercial launch of the 5G network will set a milestone for the UAE. Etisalat is the first telecom operator in the world to provide this ultra-high 5G C-band data speed as a commercial service over the wireless network.”

He noted,

“5G stands out as a game changer with rich potential, an evolution that would elevate services, performance, and enablement. It is the natural progression as part of our network modernization journey, the anticipated technical specifications are promising, bringing along various desirable features and functionalities,”

The larger bandwidth will provide the capability to handle larger number of connections in any geographical area. With ultra-high speed and low latency services to the user 5G will enable users to enjoy uninterrupted 4K video streaming, best gaming experience, AR/VR services and autonomous transport.

Due to the higher bandwidth, more users and devices can be connected at the same time without any degradation to the desired experience.

Emirati telco, said:

5G opens new array of use cases with various quality requirements. The existing 5G network will offer one of the first Customer Premises Equipment devices in the world and 5G enabled smartphones will be available by next year.

The 5G network will also empower government entities and the enterprise digital transformation, smart city development and the fourth industrial revolution.

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