Etisalat announced the availability of 5G coverage from the world's tallest and iconic Burj Khalifa on August 19, showcasing its readiness of the state-of-the-art 5G network and compatibility with industry leading 5G smartphones.
The call is a major step for Etisalat as it proves the network readiness and availability of the 5G network and services in the country. The network provider aims to provide customers a unique experience by enjoying blazing speeds and faster response times on the 5G network up to 1Gbps and lower latency to 1 millisecond. At around 20x faster than 4G, 5G technology will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time, with virtually no lag.
In addition to this, the technology will aid in the consumption of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and cloud gaming services from anywhere in the UAE. The benefits carry over to advanced robotics, autonomous transport, 3D printing and wearable technologies impacting a wide range of industries in the UAE.
As for this breakthrough achievement, it was possible due to the continuous efforts in building and investing in the network which began in 2014. Over time, this has enabled connectivity, innovation and digital transformation in the region. Etisalat aims to build 1,000 5G towers across the UAE during 2019 to enable 5G coverage this year.