UAE-based telco Etisalat and Nokia, have deployed 5G network, providing enhanced mobile broadband services and expanding 5G coverage and revenue opportunities in the UAE.
Nokia’s 5G portfolio supports Etisalat’s mission of driving the digital future to empower societies.
Etisalat is building an autonomous 5G network using Etisalat A3 platform, where Nokia has worked with the telco to deliver best-in-class customer experience, as 5G’s ultra-high bandwidth and low-latency enrich service offerings and transform business models.
Haitham Abdulrazzak, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat, said: “As a true pioneer, we have always embraced the latest technologies to drive the digital future to empower society. Accordingly, we are building an autonomous 5G network and are very excited about how 5G can transform industrial and consumer services. The 5G services we have rolled out truly enhances lifestyles and delivers significant gains in productivity in the UAE, contributing to the national innovation strategy.”
Saeed Al Zarouni, SVP, Mobile Network, Etisalat, added: “Etisalat’s technical teams have closely worked with Nokia to build the 5G network smoothly and enabled 5G coverage with ultra-high speed and low latency services in the UAE. The high capacity 5G network also allows us to provide services to a large number of customers. Rolling out 5G network is in line with our focus on digital innovation and investments in next generation telecom technologies.”
Tommi Uitto, President, Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “With this deployment, Nokia is supporting Etisalat achieve its vision of driving the digital future. Along with consumers’ expectations to get the latest telecom services experience, the current period has also shone a spotlight on just how important networks are for people and businesses. With this next generation 5G network deployment, we are excited to continue our longstanding collaboration with Etisalat to deliver the full transformational benefits of 5G.”
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