du and Qualcomm showcase WiGig at GITEX

Du and Qualcomm Technologies are showcasing 802.11ad multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology, at GITEX Technology Week 2016.

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du and Qualcomm showcase WiGig at GITEX du and Qualcomm Technologies test 802.11ad technology.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 19, 2016

Du and Qualcomm Technologies are showcasing 802.11ad multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology (also known as WiGig), a first in the Middle East region, at GITEX Technology Week 2016.

“As proud partners of the Smart Dubai Platform, it is up to us to ensure that our networks are well-equipped to handle the growing traffic as we begin to venture into a future where the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G is a norm. Working with Qualcomm Technologies has enabled us to introduce yet another first in the Middle East, with the successful testing of 802.11ad technology,” says  Saleem AlBlooshi, EVP of network development and operations at du. “This  successful demonstration adds further impetus to the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in establishing the UAE as a global leader in all aspects and as an innovator in technology in the Middle East region.”

“We are proud to have worked with du to successfully showcase 802.11ad technology in the Middle-East as the introduction of the technology in the region will not only substantially enhance Wi-Fi user experiences, but pave the way for 5G development in the region,” says Rahul Patel, SVP and GM, connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies.

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