UAE: Etisalat UAE part of e& and Huawei - a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices – today announced the successful test of cloud-native centric ‘5G Edge Computing platform’. The announcement follows an agreement by both parties to further strengthen their partnership with an aim to be a pioneer in enabling the most innovative digital services in UAE. These state-of-the-art new 5G services underpin Etisalat UAE’s commitment to accelerate its 5G monetisation journey while adding more value to its customers.

Etisalat UAE and Huawei believe that the emerging customer digital-first lifestyle demands a greater focus on developing quicker, more intelligent cloud technologies and swift automation that address business and consumer expectations.

Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Etisalat UAE, said: “5G Edge Box presents unique opportunities for Etisalat to attain sustainable growth in the B2B segment. The success of this testing activity will support UAE industries and the government sector in achieving their digital transformational objectives as we deploy a full suite of on-premise private 5G connectivity with inventive digital use cases requiring low latency and extreme reliability. At Etisalat UAE, we are staying future-focussed as we continue to take the lead in the digitalisation of industries through our bespoke 5G and Edge offerings.”

A spokesperson at  Huawei Technologies, said: “Business transformation with a focus on creating synergies between network and cloud is key to ensuring the sustainable growth of any service provider. Private 5G core and Edge with cloud-native architecture have great potential to empower a digital society and enrich the digital experience of customers. Huawei is privileged to work with Etisalat on this remarkable digitalisation journey and help them achieve their goals.”

The 5G Edge Box initiative underlines the aim of Etisalat UAE to harness its digital leadership vision and collaborate with leading industry partners like Huawei to deploy the latest innovative technologies to its customers across all segments.


About e&

e& is one of the world’s leading technology and digital investment conglomerates, with high credit ratings and strong financial performance.

Founded in Abu Dhabi more than four decades ago as the UAE’s first telecommunications company, the Group now operates in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

e& provides innovative digital solutions, smart connectivity and next-generation technologies to a variety of customer segments through its business pillars: Telecom, e& life, e& enterprise and e& capital.

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Corporate Communications – e& 

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Corporate Communications – Etisalat 

About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they're at home, in the office, or on the go.

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