Etisalat plans to deploy 6G

Etisalat has announced they are working on the next stage of bringing 6G to the UAE.

Chief Technology Officer at Etisalat Haitham Abdulazzak, “As part of our vision and future technology planning, 6G is going beyond Earth networks into space to enable a new era of services and usage scenarios with terabyte data traffic resulting in extraordinary human to machine interaction. Etisalat is upgrading tools and capabilities of its R&D centre to enhance the contribution towards 6G global standardization within the international fora and alliances”.

“Introduction of new features, capabilities and use of millimeter frequencies seen in 5G is the result of this advancement, which is expected to be complemented with terahertz spectrum in 6G. Etisalat is one of the ambitious players making steps towards the sixth generation of the network,” he added.

The roll out of 5G began in 2019 and is expected to have more than 1.7 billion subscribers worldwide by 2025.

6G is expected to be even faster and to support applications such as augmented and virtual reality, as well as AI infrastructure.

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