Etisalat subscribers in UAE can now enjoy super-fast speeds on 5G fixed networks from their homes allowing them to stream high bandwidth 4K videos, enjoy cloud based gaming and low latency to meet the accelerated need for immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.
According to the Senior Vice President, Mobile Network of Etisalat, Saeed Al Zarouni, “The deployment of 5G FWA is another major 5G milestone for Etisalat, a result of our continuous efforts in bringing the best in technology and infrastructure for our subscribers in UAE. This is only the beginning of the next evolution of fixed wireless technologies and the immense possibilities of innovation for UAE residents and businesses.”
Etisalat 5G FWA CPE (customer premise equipment) will be fixed at the subscriber’s home to be connected wirelessly to the 5G towers broadcasting the wireless signal. The subscriber connects a WiFi router to the 5G CPE to provide broadband services.
In May 2019, Etisalat became the first telecom operator in MENA to offer its subscribers the opportunity to experience the power of the 5G network and release the first 5G handset before many others.
Etisalat is the first telco in MENA to provide indoor 5G coverage in selected buildings in the country.