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Etisalat and Ericsson join hands to deploy 5G in UAE

Ericsson has been selected by Etisalat to deploy a 5G radio network in the UAE to help position the UAE at the forefront of 5G network deployment globally

Ericsson 5G network technology is expected to allow Etisalat to offer enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access - among the first 5G use cases - and will provide subscribers with higher throughput and better experiences. For example, new immersive experiences using augmented reality (AR) or virtual.

Low-latency 5G technology is set to enhance the daily lives of people in the UAE with particular needs.

Ericsson?s solution is further expected to enable Etisalat to address industry 4.0 digitalisation opportunities by exploring automation, AI and machine learning services for the UAE industries, based on 5G capabilities.

Saeed Al Zarouni, senior vice-president, mobile network, Etisalat, said, ?5G will also allow us to explore new use cases and business models as well as capture new revenue streams by addressing industry digitalisation. This partnership is a major step in our plans to move into the digital future, these technologies will provide a platform to create a unique customer experience and contribute to the UAE?s national innovation strategy.?

Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, commented, ?5G unlocks the possibility of reshaping connectivity in the UAE, empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected society.?

?Together with Etisalat, we have created a clear roadmap and built a robust ecosystem that will enable us to maximise the potential of 5G including conducting market trials and exploring the market potential. We look forward to continuing that close and trustful work with Etisalat to help them make 5G a reality for their customers,? he added.