TDRA foresees 5G technologies and the mechanisms of leveraging them to serve the UAE institutions

In a workshop held with "Huawei"


Al Mansoori: 5G provides the fastest and most advanced solutions, such as self-driving cars, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and remote surgeries.

Al Mansoori: We urge companies to invest in 5G technologies in order to launch projects that add to services in the country

UAE: The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), in cooperation with Huawei, held a virtual workshop on 5G technologies, attended by His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TDRA Director General, and a number of employees. The workshop participants learned about key 5G technologies, and how to employ its great potential in launching projects and developing services by entities and institutions operating in the UAE.

The workshop speakers reviewed the great revolution that 5G technologies can bring about in the sectors of health, transportation, aviation, oil and others, which includes accelerating work and improving performance to unprecedented levels.

In his speech during the workshop, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TDRA Director General, highlighted that the UAE today is focusing on the actual investment in 5G technologies. He said: “It has become known to everyone the capabilities that 5G can provide, and the high speeds that it offers. Today in the UAE, we have moved to the stage of actually benefiting from these capabilities, as we are working to establish projects and services that leverage the enormous speeds of 5G networks. Today, we are working to implement projects and initiatives that can only be implemented through these technologies. We are looking for the fastest and most advanced solutions, such as self-driving cars, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and remote surgeries. Therefore, we urge companies to submit projects that provide a real addition to services in the country, by investing in 5G technologies.”

H.E. Al Mansoori emphasized on the UAE’s leadership in the application of 5G technologies. He added: “The importance of adopting 5G technologies comes from the great capabilities and broad prospects that they can provide. The application of these technologies is the key to moving from one era to a completely different era, where performance is measured in milliseconds, AI is widely applied, and big data is best invested.”

During the workshop, the speakers stressed that 5G will have a prominent role in the development of oil and gas industry, as well as in the development of the air and land transport sector. 5G will contribute to the spread of smart homes and the adoption of Internet of Things technologies.

The shift towards 5G would enable the UAE to achieve its global competitiveness goals, especially its declared goal to reach the first rank globally in Online Service Index, which is in line with the directives of the wise leadership and the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE among the best countries in the world.

In 2019, TDRA launched a national 5G strategy that includes several initiatives. In 2016, it launched a detailed roadmap for the implementation of 5G projects that includes milestones, the most important of which is the establishment of a steering committee headed by the Director General in the supervisory and leadership role, and three sub-committees to facilitate the deployment of 5G networks in cooperation with all stakeholders.

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