Etisalat’s customers will benefit from an enhanced quality of mobile broadband connectivity in remote areas of the UAE and in high traffic places that require higher mobile broadband bandwidth. Etisalat is targeting the commercial launch of the technology within the UAE by year end.
“This technology has the potential to support increased growth in the usage and consumption of data services and can play a crucial role in satisfying the explosive growth of mobile broadband usage in the UAE,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior VP of Marketing at Etisalat. “Etisalat customers will not only benefit from improved coverage, but will also enjoy increased data capacity and uninterrupted, high-quality mobile connectivity.”
“This reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s leading position in the small cell field and confirms our ability to help major service operators to deal with one of the biggest trends in wireless communications, extending indoor mobile coverage to in-building environments,” said Amr El Leithy, President, Alcatel-Lucent MEA.