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Etisalat by e& launches white paper on UAE’s transition to 5G-Advanced

The white paper emphasises the role of etisalat by e& in guiding the country's shift to 5G-Advanced and underscores its dedication to global standards.

Etisalat by e& has launched a comprehensive white paper, shedding light on the swift progression of 5G networks, marking the next frontier in wireless communication technology within the UAE.

The white paper emphasises etisalat by e&’s pivotal role in steering the country towards 5G-Advanced and its commitment to global standards. It delineates key milestones, including the introduction of 5G NSA in 2019 and the subsequent declaration of 5G SA readiness in 2021, showcasing the company’s proactive stance in embracing cutting-edge technologies.

Dedicated to advancing connectivity, etisalat by e& has achieved notable milestones such as Voice over New Radio (VONR) and network slicing. The company’s foray into 5G SA for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and smartphones underscores its commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable, and rapid connectivity for both consumers and businesses.

Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer at etisalat by e&, said: “We are proud to launch our white paper which outlines our commitment to technological excellence and leadership in the advancement of 5G technology in the UAE. It reflects our proactive approach to adopting advanced technologies and our dedication to pioneering innovation.”

The recent demonstration by etisalat by e& showcasing the fastest 5G SA speed of 13.2 Gbps during GITEX 2023 contributes significantly to positioning the UAE as a global leader in mobile speed. The white paper also delves into etisalat by e&’s strategic initiatives for sustainability, particularly focusing on energy efficiency to accommodate the anticipated 10x traffic growth.

This 18-page document provides insights into etisalat by e&’s offerings for both consumers and businesses, underscoring the company’s commitment to evolving with global technology standards. The 5G-Advanced deployment aligns seamlessly with Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards, reinforcing etisalat by e&’s dedication to preparing for the next phase of connectivity. 3GPP, a global collaboration, plays a pivotal role in developing standards for mobile telecommunications, including 5G technology.