Etisalat and Huawei have announced a strategic partnership to deploy end-to-end 5G network in UAE in 2019 during the Mobile World Congress.
According to Etisalat, the partnership is part of the firm’s continuous efforts to enhance its digital experience and provide innovative solutions and services to its customers with the utilisation of its 5G network.
Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Networks, said, “Etisalat continues to focus on digital innovation to ‘Drive the digital future to empower societies’ leading to investments in superior and state-of-the-art technology solutions on the network. 5G is considered a major enabler for the next generation of broadband service and the Internet of Things, which is growing exponentially due to the global adoption of connected devices.”
Etisalat will be able to deliver innovative solutions and services targeting various sectors including education, healthcare, and transport among others. This will enable the use of advanced technologies, high-speed services, cutting-edge and innovative applications.
As part of the agreement, Huawei will offer its latest state of the art network solutions including 5G wireless, 5G service oriented core and 5G ready transport network to facilitate smooth 5G technology adaption.
“5G service availability will provide high data rates with ultra-low latency, providing unlimited access to all kinds of innovative applications and services and will drive efficiency and productivity to a wide range of business across industrial sectors of the UAE. With its implementation, there will be immense potential for future technologies like AI, robotics, advanced 4K gaming, AR and VR enhancing the overall digital experience for all consumers.”
Etisalat’s major achievement in deployment of 5G was the launch of the first commercial 5G network on C-band in the MENA region in early May 2018. The implementation of the 5G network will help transform an open cloud platform to allow much faster time to install new services to provide superior experience and reliability.