The launching of 5G in the UAE


Dubai has one more historic achievement, becoming the first city in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), where the 5G network appeared. It works in the future Expo 2020 site in the Dubai South area.

The 5G network will serve as the basis for providing advanced communication services during Expo2020, which will be held from October 2020 to April 2021. It is expected that over 25 million guests will visit it during this time.

The development and implementation of the network was carried out by Etisalat (UAE). The data transfer speed of such a network is 20 times higher than the 4G speed, it will allow exhibition visitors to watch video in 4K resolution with minimal expectation.

Etisalat is the first operator with a 5G commercial network and provides Internet access services with a speed of 1 Gb. This standard will accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises, will allow developing technologies such as the Internet of things, smart cities and will serve as an impetus for the fourth industrial revolution.

The foundation for launch was laid back in December last year, when Etisalat launched the test standard 5G in some areas of the country, a trial run demonstrated a high speed of 5G technology. Etisalat also launched a 5G drone with a rotary VR camera and 4K streaming.

The organizers of Expo 2020 await that during the days of peak load the network of 5G will be used by more than 300 000 people.

At Expo2020 it is planned to optimize the process of visiting the exhibition for each guest, connecting their devices and expanding their interactive capabilities for the entire event. The Etisalat 5G network will play an important role in achieving this goal and providing quality digital communication to all guests.

The launch of the 5G network is an important event for the whole country. 5G completely changes the market, this network has a rich potential that will bring services and productivity to a new level. This innovation provides users with various useful functions and opens great opportunities for everyone.