5G network launches in Burj Khalifa as Etisalat plans 1,000 5G towers across the UAE by year-end
Etisalat on Monday announced the availability of 5G coverage in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
The first 5G call is a major step for Etisalat as it proves the network readiness and availability of the 5G network and services in the country, a statement said.
Etisalat said it aims to provide customers a unique experience by enjoying blazing speeds and faster response time on the 5G network upto 1Gbps and lower latency to 1 millisecond.
At around 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time, with virtually no lag.
With 5G technology consumers will witness unprecedented network speed allowing users to enjoy uninterrupted 4K & HD videos, AR/VR services, cloud gaming from anywhere in UAE, advanced robotics, autonomous transport, 3D printing and wearable technologies, the telco said.
It added that it aims to build 1,000 5G towers across the UAE during 2019 to enable 5G coverage.
Etisalat embarked on its 5G journey in 2014 when it started constructing the network with a team of engineers and specialists dedicated to build one of the most advanced networks in the region.