Category Archives: 5G

Etisalat partners with Nokia to offer ultra-fast 5G broadband services in the UAE

Etisalat is deploying an autonomous 5G network based on the Etisalat A3 architecture in collaboration with Nokia to offer best-in-class customer experience, as 5G’s ultra-high bandwidth and low latency enhance service offerings and transform business models. 5G capabilities enable innovative applications in areas such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). It also addresses [...]

Omantel to roll out 5G international roaming in Oman

Omantel has announced the launch of 5G international roaming, providing its subscribers a convenient and seamless experience to benefit from high-speed data services while travelling abroad. As part of the initial phase in its push towards secure, consistent, and fast global 5G connectivity, Omantel has made this international roaming facility available in the GCC through [...]

Etisalat Group partners with Japan’s Rakuten Mobile to improve 5G network development in MENA

Etisalat has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rakuten Mobile to blueprint technology that will accelerate the telecom providers 5G network development and provide more cost-effective services. Rakuten Mobile said the two companies will develop a reference blueprint for mobile broadband networks and Open RAN technology, based on the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP), according [...]

Omantel launched its 5G services in Oman

Omantel is the first mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman to offer 5G mobile network services to its customers. 5G services were available as a fixed wireless access across Omans telcos. Omantel subscribers will now be able to enjoy the next generation mobile network services. Needless to say 5G is the latest communications [...]

Ooredoo seals 5G agreement with Ericsson in MENA

The Ooredoo Group has sealed the acquisition of fifth-generation (5G) equipment from Swedish telecoms supplier Ericsson. The five-year agreement includes the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The products and services will be launched across the ten Ooredoo operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, [...]

Vodacom to launch 5G in the province of KwaZulu- Natal in South Africa

Vodacom South Africa has just announced the launch of its 5G network in the municipal districts of KwaZulu-Natal. Currently, 5G is available on 156 live 5G sites across the area of KwaZulu-Natal and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services. Since May 2020, Vodacom has launched its 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Cape Town, [...]

STC offering PlayStation 5 with postpaid internet plan in Kuwait

Kuwait Telecom Company “STC” launched the “PlayStation 5″ to its customers in Kuwait, through a post-paid internet package supported by the 5G network. STC indicated that the latest device from Sony is now available to customers within the postpaid internet package, which provides unlimited 5G internet, in addition to two smart SIM cards, and a [...]

Etisalat provides world’s fastest 5G

UAE-based Etisalat has reached the worlds fastest 5G download speed of 9.1 gigabits per second. The throughput has been attained by combining multiple commercial spectrum band of n78 (3.5GHz), n41 (2.6GHz) and millimetre wave n258 (26 GHz). This was accomplished through a prototype 5G device that aggregates all three bands. The Senior Vice President, Mobile [...]