Another day, another Ericsson deal. This time UAE operator Etisalat has awarded the giant networking and telecommunications company a 5G-related contract.
Etisalat has selected Ericsson to implement its Advanced 5G Radio and 5G Core network, including User Data Management. Ericsson says that, by harnessing the power of a cloud-native network, Etisalat’s subscribers will be able to enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobile broadband, fixed wireless access and innovative industrial and IoT solutions over 5G.
The partners explain that the collaboration focuses on relevant 5G use cases and applications that will contribute to the digital transformation of industry verticals. These include enhanced mobile broadband, fixed wireless access, enabling industrial 5G applications and (of course) the Internet of Things (IoT).
They add that 5G will also power new experiences for wireless customers, from gaming and entertainment services to IoT and business applications.
5G coverage is described as a key development criterion for the UAE digital society vision – empowering new services and use cases for consumers, enterprises, and society at large.
Etisalat points out that it is one of the leading telecommunications operators in emerging markets and has been recognized by Ookla Speedtest (a widely used way of testing the speed and performance of internet connections) as the world’s fastest mobile network in 2020.