GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Abu Dubai 20 October 2019:   In yet another milestone in the 5G journey, Etisalat successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G Standalone (SA) call in the UAE and has become the first operator in the MENA region to achieve this milestone. 
 
Keeping in line with its overall strategy and vision of ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies', Etisalat has maintained its leadership position due to its continuous innovation and digital transformation setting a benchmark in the region. Today's announcement is a result of the test conducted in the 3.5GHz carrier with a spectrum of 100MHz.  Using a Standalone (SA) smartphone, throughput of over 1.5Gbps was achieved in download speed and 200Mbps on the upload speed. 
 
Standalone 5G does not use 4G LTE for any control functions of 5G, unlike non-standalone (NSA) 5G. The major advantages of standalone 5G will be in the enterprise arena as lower latencies can be achieved and network slicing is possible. 
 
Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network at Etisalat, said: “Etisalat has led in bringing the latest in innovation and modern technology to the network. In 5G, we have paved the way in terms of launching the network and service, today's announcement is yet another benchmark in UAE and MENA. This achievement has positioned UAE on a global platform, giving us an opportunity to share our experience and set an example for other operators in the region. 
 
“The launch of 5G standalone will enable the application of 5G use cases across industry verticals optimising the capabilities of the network. This will also enable provisioning of the 5G network for automated and AI based technologies.”
 
Today's landmark announcement is a result of Etisalat's efforts in building a robust 5G network that is software upgradable from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone technology. Etisalat's focus was always to ensure the capabilities of 5G are fully captured, enabling the seamless management of upgrades and migration from NSA to SA. 
 
Etisalat's success in 5G was due to its long term planning and investments in its infrastructure, first trials and strategic partnerships started as far back as 2014. Etisalat set a major benchmark in the industry by becoming the first telco in MENA in May 2018 to launch the commercial 5G network providing fixed wireless service in the UAE. This was followed by another major substantial breakthrough in our 5G journey by connecting and partnering with Expo 2020 as the first major commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to access 5G services. 
 
In May 2019, Etisalat was the first telecom operator in MENA to enable its customers to experience the power of the 5G network and release the first 5G handset before many others.  
 
Etisalat also became the first telco in MENA to provide indoor 5G coverage in selected buildings in the country. Abu Dhabi airport became the first international terminal to be powered with indoor ultra-high speed 5G connectivity.

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4264 times
Posted on : Sunday, October 20, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Cartoon Network Middle East launches Global ‘Buddy Network' anti-bullying nationwide initiative
Next Story : du Receives the Best Nationalisation Initiative Award at GCC GOV HR Awards in recognition for its Tr...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Look after your body & enjoy nourished skin from Local, Homegrown Company, The S...
China's Latest Moves in Ip Protection Leads to Unprecedented Legal Judgement for...
Karama gets crowned. Once more.
American Eagle Launches It's Holiday'19 Collection
Stack It Up With Shack Stack Now in the UAE! Shake Shack is All About Upping the...
Steve Madden Celebrates Brand's 30th Anniversary In Dubai
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Slate
Al Tayer Motors launches the new Maserati Quattroporte SQ4 Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ a...
The "Karl Legend" Collection
A Charming New Aigner Update
The perfect Watch from Beach to Tux
Monochromatic Denim
Dubai Design Week and the first Rado Star Prize UAE
Redefine Your Winter Wardrobe with REDTAG!
‘Carpet of Tolerance' created by Hands and Senses revealed at Downtown Design, Dubai
Pandora Holiday Collection
Rivoli Group Announces Winners of the Third Qualifier Tournament for Omega Natio...
Massive Diabetes Awareness and Management Drive in Ras Al Khaimah to screen thousands
Humans in Space Symposium discusses what it takes to be an astronaut
Emirati Musicians, International Composers & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in...
Lenovo's ‘Remove-IT Program' Aims to Reduce Electrical and Electronic Waste in t...
Edgy and Modern - ECCO Sculpted Heel Boots
SmartCrowd, MENA's Only Regulated Real Estate Investments Platform Graduates fro...
Tween girl fashion brand Justice opens new concept store in Mall of the Emirates
Zayed Water spreads the message of kindness and compassion at University of Shar...
Ahmad Bin Shafar welcomes President of ASHRAE
Ella Balinska, a new ambassador of Panthère de Cartier
Arabian Automobiles Nissan to light up Dubai International Motor Show with innov...
Deerfields Mall is Back With Its Third Season of Farmers Market
Hundreds of runners join #DareDiabetes race to spread awareness about diabetes
Discover GROHE's latest innovations and digitally enhanced products at Dubai Des...
Beyond Compare: Craft and Culture Combine in Luxurious New Pen Collection
Etihad Airways and Pia Relaunch Codeshare Partnership
Top 10 Stocking Fillers for your Beauty Fanatic Friends
Lenovo Q2 Momentum Powered by 9th Consecutive Yoy Quarterly Revenue Growth, Stro...
Al Tayer Motors Launches All-New Lincoln Aviator in the UAE
GranTurismo Zéda projects Maserati towards the future: from the Modena plant th...
Maserati, the future is now
Etihad Airways Increases Frequency on Important Abu Dhabi to Riyadh Route
Retrograde Fusion'
Hatton wins historic 2019 Turkish Airlines Open title.
Future of Transportation: Virgin Hyperloop One Confirms Passenger Pod at this Ye...
Emirati Students Set to Make Homes More Energy Efficient at Fifth Annual “Make I...
Robinsons Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide
2XL Furniture & Home Décor Wins ‘Décor Retailer of the Year' Trophy at Design Mi...
How to Keep Your Sugar Levels Under Control While Working Out | Fitness First
New UAE Captain Relishing Chance to Take on World's Top Wakeboard Stars in Abu Dhabi
Guys, get ready for the weekend at pdl
Humans in Space Symposium discusses challenges of space medicine in space exploration
First UAE Team Named to Contest IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi