Abu Dhabi ranks among world's three fastest 5G capitals

Dubai was also listed among the world's fastest 5G cities

  
Etihad Towers is the name of a complex of buildings with five towers in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Etihad Towers is the name of a complex of buildings with five towers in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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UAE - Abu Dhabi has ranked among the world's three fastest 5G capitals in the 5G network index, with the fastest median download speeds of 421.26 Mbps in the first half (H1) of 2021, according to the latest data from Ookla, a fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data, and analysis provider.

The ranking reflects that Abu Dhabi is home to the fastest mobile network on earth on an overall basis, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) said on Thursday.

Ookla uses Speedtest Intelligence data to record the world's capitals with the best 5G speeds and availability, based on locations with commercially available 5G.

Meanwhile, Dubai was also listed among the world's fastest 5G cities with 417.07 Mbps median download speeds, as shown by the special ‘Global 5G Benchmark Report’ that focused on 5G performance across major cities globally in H1-21.

The Director General of the TDRA, Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, said: "The availability and access to the super-fast speeds on 5G is a huge accomplishment that reflects the continuous efforts of both operators and their innovative approach during today’s extraordinary times."

Meanwhile, Al Mesmar added: "With the UAE leading as the fastest fixed network in MEA [the Middle East and Africa] and fastest mobile network globally, this further highlights the country’s readiness to attract the best in world-class talent and global conglomerates from across sectors, showcasing the significance of an advanced state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure contributing to UAE’s economic growth and leadership on a global platform."

Source: Mubasher

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