In a giant leap for telecom carriers, Etisalat dials in a 5G call from the Burj Khalifa
August 19, 2019
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Following its global milestones achieved in 5G network this year and the live 5G video calls made across various locations in UAE, Etisalat today announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.

This follows Etisalat’s landmark announcement earlier in the year when subscribers became the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G network on 5G ready smartphones like the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G.

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 virtually no lag. 5G technology enables 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.

Having embarked on its 5G journey in 2014, Etisalat aims to build 1,000 5G towers across the UAE during 2019 to enable 5G coverage.

The major 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 technological breakthrough.‎ Expo 2020 was also the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G in July 2018.‎ Etisalat also empowered visitors at Abu Dhabi international airport with indoor ultra-high speed 5G connectivity, making it the first airport in the region with 5G coverage.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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