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UAE achieves world’s fastest 5G downlink speed

The UAE maintained its position as the fastest mobile nation in the world after telecom provider etisalat by e& achieved a milestone in 5G downlink speed of more than 13 Gbps.

This milestone was achieved in partnership with Ericsson. In theory, the maximum speed of 5G is 10 Gbps.

With the UAE’s Etisalat by e& clocking in an impressive high data speeds of 13 Gbps, experts believe this will facilitate exciting benefits for users: from cloud gaming with augmented and virtual reality experiences to fixed wireless access, advanced video streaming, industrial Internet of Things, and smart factories.

“We take pride in bringing the latest advancements in 5G technology to the UAE, achieving the highest 5G throughput of more than 13Gbps over our commercial network,” said Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology & Information Officer at etisalat by e&.

5G Stand Alone network available for all mobile users

etisalat by e& announced on Sunday (October 15) the commercial deployment and service readiness of 5G Stand-Alone for mobile users, a new technology milestone after the successful 5G SA service launch for Fixed Wireless Users at the start of 2023, giving consumers the access to a reliable nationwide standalone network allowing for seamless voice and data services across the country.

With this deployment, etisalat by e& has moved to the next stage of 5G, previously customers were using a 5G radio access network on an existing 4G LTE network.

With this launch, mobile users will be able to use a complete Stand Alone 5G network providing access to higher uplink speeds, improved device battery life, faster connectivity to the network.

These benefits can support new applications, including rich Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and Video over New Radio (ViNR) calling experience beyond an over-the-top (OTT) solution.

5G SA will speed up service delivery and innovation cycles due to its software-based service model as well as its agile continuous innovation and continuous deployment cycles. The low latency that can be achieved with 5G SA is significant as it will allow for low latency gaming, enhanced AR/VR applications, and improvements to myriad enterprise use cases, also enabling for multiple IoT applications, especially those that require massive, constant connections
etisalat by e& 5G Stand Alone (SA) service will provide customers with ultra-high speed and low latency Internet connection, enabling a much more enjoyable and efficient user experience. Another key advantage of 5G SA is that it can enable network slicing. Network slicing allows a network to be “sliced” into customised virtual pieces to support specific use cases or even users.

5G SA coupled with new technologies such as cloud, network slicing, edge computing and AI will open up multiple innovative applications and solutions for enterprise, and consumer subscribers, including different vertical industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, real-time surveillance and others. ICA/Expat Media

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