Etisalat, the UAE-based telecom major has achieved 5G speed of 9.1Gbps, media reports said. It is reported that the company combined 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz spectrum to achieve the speed.
Furthermore, the development is a major benchmark in the country’s telecom sector. The company is the first to roll out a commercial 5G network in the Mena region as it has earlier rolled out fixed wireless service in the Emirates’.
Etisalat also served as the first major commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to access 5G services during the event called Expo 2020.
Saeed Al Zarouni, SVP of Mobile Network at Etisalat, told the media, “We are pleased to announce that Etisalat UAE has achieved unprecedented 9.1 Gbps 5G network speed. This 5G ultra-wideband game-changing download speed is the fastest in the world. We at Etisalat always strive to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demand from diverse needs of customers, businesses, automation, and gaming. Today’s landmark announcement is a result of Etisalat’s efforts in building a robust 5G network, and 9.1 Gbps is truly a huge leap forward in the 5G era to offer a speed 30 times faster than a 4G average throughput. This will have a significant and profound change on individuals, industries, society and the economy, transforming how we live and work.”
The company launched 5G handsets for customer in May 2019, becoming the first telecom provider in MENA to carry out the development.