Expo 2020 Dubai will be connected to Etisalat's planned 5G network, it was announced today.
The Expo site will become the first major commercial customer for Etisalat's 5G services, the telco said.
The 5G network will enable the Expo 2020 ‘smart site' plans, and will serve an expected peak of 300,000 visitors per day.
Mohammed Alhashmi, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Future Technology at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "Becoming the first major 5G commercial customer in the MEASA region is a major milestone for UAE and Dubai, and supports Expo 2020's goal to be one of the most connected places on Earth, both physically and virtually.
"At Expo 2020 we plan to optimise every visitor's experience by digitally connecting them with their surrounding environment and enriching their interactions throughout the Expo journey. Etisalat's 5G network will play a significant role in supporting this overall goal and providing a seamless digital experience to all visitors."
Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network at Etisalat, said: "Today's announcement is significant, with Etisalat setting a global benchmark that supports UAE's 2021 Vision, which identifies digital technology as one of the top seven primary national sectors.
"Our ability to provide 5G services to Expo 2020 is only possible due to our commitment to invest in line with our strategy to ‘Drive the Digital future to empower the society' with solutions and services that are at the forefront of the digital journey."