UAE - Get ready to download a 1GB file in 13 seconds with 5G. And no this is not a mere announcement but a reality that was displayed at etisalat stands on the opening day of the 5-day Gitex Technology Week 2018.
Etisalat is all set to launch 5G devices by first-half of 2019.
Saeed Al Zarouni, senior vice-president, Mobile Network, etisalat, highlighted that the UAE is now globally recognised as a tech hub and is creating the right platform for global businesses to look at the UAE as the most preferred investment destination. "Our business strategy is to align with the government's vision to create a happy and smart city and hence the rollout of 5G is inevitable."
Etisalat showcased download speed comparison between 4G and 5G networks giving visitors a chance to experience the "download time" difference between the two technologies by downloading a 4K HD movie/video using 4G and 5G simultaneously.
Al Zarouni, said: "We believe 5G technologies and services will deliver capacity and connectivity along with opportunities for economic growth, education, healthcare, transportation and more."
This year at Gitex, etisalat also has a special showcase on the future of mobility, which is the best use case for 5G. The arrival of 5G technology will allow faster data transmissions and will prove to be game changing for the autonomous industry.
Expo 2020 in focus
Meanwhile, Accenture and Etisalat Digital are playing a key role in making Expo 2020 Dubai one of the fastest, smartest and best-connected places on Earth by collaborating to bring innovative digital experiences to attendees. The joint Digital Services Premier Partners have developed an interactive 3D flythrough experience of what the Expo 2020 Dubai site will look like in two years' time. Explore 2020 was unveiled at the etisalat booth.
Francisco Salcedo, senior vice-president, Etisalat Digital, said: "With etisalat's focus this year at Gitex Technology Week on 'Leading the 5G Revolution' and 'Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies', this spectacular showcase is built on our vision to provide digital innovation and futuristic solutions that will have a fundamental impact on people's lives."
Mohammed Al Hashmi, senior vice-president of Innovation and Future Technology at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "Two years from now, Expo 2020 will open its doors to the world for a six-month festival of human ingenuity. Our partnerships with Accenture and Etisalat Digital are integral to the creation of Expo's 'smart site', which will enrich the visitor experience by digitally connecting people with their surroundings and optimising their interactions.
"In 2020, millions of visitors will enjoy an incredible journey around the expo site, which will be one of the smartest, fastest and best-connected places on the planet."
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