UAE-based Etisalat has reached the world’s 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 Network of Etisalat, Saeed Al Zarouni, said, “We are pleased to announce that Etisalat UAE has achieved unprecedented 9.1Gbps 5G network speed. This 5G ultra-wideband game-changing download speed is the fastest in the world. We at Etisalat always strive to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demand from diverse needs of customers, businesses, automation, and gaming. Today’s landmark announcement is a result of Etisalat’s efforts in building a robust 5G network, and 9.1 Gbps is truly a huge leap forward in the 5G era to offer a speed 30 times faster than a 4G average throughput. This will have a significant and profound change on individuals, industries, society and the economy, transforming how we live and work.”
In May 2019, Etisalat was the first telecom operator in MENA to provide its customers to experience the power of the 5G network and release the first 5G handset before many others. Etisalat also became the first telco in Mena to offer indoor 5G coverage in selected buildings in the country.