Etisalat dials in 5G call from Burj Khalifa
Etisalat and Emaar come together to make 5G call from the world’s tallest tower
Following its milestones achieved in 5G network this year, Etisalat announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world's tallest tower ‘Burj Khalifa'
This affirms Etisalat's readiness of the state-of-the-art 5G network and compatibility with 5G smartphones. Etisalat's announcement earlier in the year also gave subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new 5G network on 5G ready smartphones.
Etisalat aims to provide customers on the 5G network up to 1Gbps and lower latency to 1 millisecond. At around 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time.
With 5G technology consumers will witness unprecedented network speed allowing users to enjoy uninterrupted 4K & HD videos, AR/VR services, cloud gaming from anywhere in UAE, advanced robotics, autonomous transport, 3D printing and wearable technologies.
This was possible due to the continuous efforts in building and investing in the network to enable connectivity, innovation and bring digital transformation. Etisalat aims to build 1,000 5G towers across the UAE during 2019 to enable 5G coverage.
Etisalat embarked on its 5G journey in 2014 when it started constructing the network with a team of engineers and specialists dedicated to build one of the network in the region.
The milestone for Etisalat and the telecom industry was the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network on 14th May 2018 in the UAE becoming the first telecom operator in the MENA region to achieve this.
Expo 2020 was also the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G in July 2018.
Through its network rollout and the launch of the first 5G handset in the MENA region, Etisalat managed to provide UAE customers with an opportunity to experience the power of 5G technology. Etisalat also empowered visitors at Abu Dhabi international airport with indoor 5G connectivity, making it the first airport in the region with 5G coverage.