Etisalat’s du has partnered with Nokia to deploy a 5G network providing enhanced mobile broadband services and expanding 5G coverage and revenue opportunities.
Nokia has deployed its AirScale radio platform, based on 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standards. The network uses massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (mMIMO) radio technology to improve network capacity, provide broader coverage and increase network speeds.
Etisalat is using its A3 platform to build an autonomous 5G network aimed at delivering ultra-high bandwidth and low-latency to enrich service offerings and transform business models. The network will enable innovative applications in areas such as AR/VR, as well as creating new use cases around IoT in areas such as energy, healthcare, education, transport and entertainment.
Saeed Al Zarouni, SVP, Mobile Network, Etisalat, added: “Etisalat’s technical teams have closely worked with Nokia to build the 5G network smoothly and enabled 5G coverage with ultra-high speed and low latency services in the UAE. The high capacity 5G network also allows us to provide services to a large number of customers. Rolling out 5G network is in line with our focus on digital innovation and investments in next generation telecom technologies.”