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Etisalat aims to stay ahead of its Middle East peers in 5G race

July 10, 2019

Via: Techradar

UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat is investing more than AED 4b in rolling out 5G network base stations this year in a bid to stay ahead of its Middle East peers.

Etisalat, which operates in 16 markets across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, is the first in the region to offer 5G commercially.

“We have launched and broadcasting 5G network over 1,000 new base stations scattered all over the UAE. The number of base stations will be increased year after year but it will take some time to cover 100% of the UAE,” Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali, senior vice-president for corporate communications at Etisalat Group, told TechRadar Middle East after unveiling Huawei’s Mate 20 X 5G device.

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