Etisalat upgrading its network for 5G

Etisalat is in the process of upgrading its mobile networks over the next three months as it prepares to meet future requirements for 5G networks, IoT, and other modern technologies.

The modernisation of Etisalat’s mobile networks intednds to enhance customer experience and provide state-of-the-art technologies and services in line with the recent developments witnessed in the UAE.

Etisalat will gradually upgrade its networks to ensure smooth and uninterrupted services over the next three months. The telco has also extended its apologies to customers in advance for any inconvenience they may face during this transition.

Etisalat has been conducting several 5G trials using different frequency bands over the last few years. It achieved 71.75 Gbps (operating within E-band) and new mobility experience in high frequency bands.

Etisalat has widely deployed its Gigabit LTE network as part of its nationwide network modernisation in preparation for 5G along with deploying NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies to support large machine connections towards UAE transformation to the smart cities. An E2E infrastructure based on network function visualisation and SDN, is being developed along with capabilities of Big Data and AI.

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