Abu Dhabi new airport to roll out 5G network

Published: 13 June 2019 - 7:35 a.m.
By: Network Middle East
The Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), Abu Dhabi’s new international airport, will become the first airport terminal in the region with 5G connectivity when it opens, delivered by Etisalat.

The deployment is based on C-Band, a 5G digital indoor technology delivering gigabit per second download speeds.

Bryan Thompson, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “We value our customers first and foremost, and access to fast cellular service is a crucial factor that makes a big difference for travellers from around the world. Technology is at the heart of our digital transformation strategy and providing our customers with enhanced connectively services at the Midfield Terminal Building is in line with our vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group.”

The introduction of Etisalat’s 5G digital indoor active systems at the MTB will bring new business opportunities for B2C segments as they can use location-based capabilities of the 5G indoor digital system to share information and updates on their products and services.

Etisalat is expanding its 5G footprint in the country with the installation of 1000 mobile sites underway by end of 2019. This will avail brand new use cases such as smart machine control, smart security, 4K uninterrupted videos, holograms, AR/VR and online interactive cloud gaming.

Source: Network Middle East

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