Dubai is leading the world in the use of 5G network with the new 5G technology being rolled out by Etisalat.

In line with the country’s vision of becoming a global reference point for technology innovation, mobile network operator Etisalat launched its 5G system in May 2018.

This makes Etisalat the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to achieve this technological milestone and set an industry benchmark.

According to the company, “The network will fuel enterprises digital transformation, IoT, smart cities and the fourth industrial revolution.”

Etisalat will also have a fully developed commercial 5G network available to provide gigabit internet services to its customers.

What 5G has that 4G doesn’t
In highlighting the benefits of the new technology, Etisalat stated, “5G technology will have speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second, as much as 30 times faster than 4G, the highest in mobile data technology.”

The 5G tecnology is also expected to have 10 times lower latency as compared to 4G; 5G will make 4K/8K video streaming so fast that they become real-time.

5G experience at GITEX 2018
Visitors at GITEX 2018 were able to experience a first hand demonstration of the 5G technology.

Etisalat held a live download speed comparison between 4G and 5G networks, allowing visitors to experience the difference by downloading a large size file (4K HD video/movie), using 4G and 5G simultaneously.

Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network, Etisalat said, “This year our participation at GITEX Technology week is significant as visitors can experience live 5G giving them a preview of the digital future.

“Etisalat has also taken the lead in 5G this year and this showcase is a testimony to our long-standing efforts in bringing growth and innovation in the country laying the foundation for smart city development.”

He added, “The showcase is also in line with our main theme at GITEX this year ‘Leading the 5G Revolution’ and ‘Driving the Digital Future to empower societies’.

“We believe 5G technologies and services will deliver capacity and connectivity along with opportunities for economic growth, education, healthcare, transportation and more.”

By: ClaraDoku/