Tag Archives: Etisalat

Etisalat to roll out the first open and autonomous network in MENA

Etisalat is building the regions first open, autonomous and secured network. Etisalat will use Ciscos Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning automation to simplify its Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX) operations with a set of innovative use cases. The move will help pave the way for the efficient management of the huge quantities of data that will [...]

Etisalat airs Israel-based i24NEWS channels in UAE

UAE’s telecom group Etisalat is airing the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV as part of the service’s basic package at no extra cost. i24NEWS is the first channel broadcast from Israel and accessible in the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration between Etisalat and i24NEWS comes after the UAE signed a peace agreement to regulate ties with Israel in September. [...]

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 [...]

Abu Dhabi Sports introduces an exclusive channel for Mixed Martial Arts in MENA

Abu Dhabi Sports has launched Abu Dhabi (AD) Fight, the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting channel in the region. The channel will be aired on eLife by Etisalat and will enable sports fans in the UAE access to celebrity athletes, regional and global events, in addition to an array of exclusive content in both [...]

Etisalat picks Ericsson for its 5G network core expansion

Etisalat has chosen Ericsson to implement Ericssons Advanced 5G Radio and 5G Core network with User Data Management (UDM). Connecting the power of a cloud-native network, Etisalats subscribers will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobile broadband, Fixed Wireless Access and innovative industrial and IoT solution over 5G. The partnership focuses on [...]

Etisalat rolls out 5G for UAE subscribers

Etisalat subscribers in UAE can now access fast 5G services on fixed-line networks as Telecommunications Regulatory Authority allocates new frequency which will allow provides to expand the 5G application. 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 [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]

Etisalat launched new D2C service in MENA

Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform. Etisalat has partnered with Synamedia as its technology provides flexibility, security and ability to support, monetise and scale multi-screen service with both free and premium live TV channels, catch-ups and on demand. “The SwitchTV OTT service represents a step [...]

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]