Etisalat launches region's first 5G-enabled metro station in Dubai
5G coverage expected to grow in UAE by year end.
Etisalat announced on Saturday that it is enabling 5G connectivity at the Etisalat Metro Station, becoming the first 5G-enabled metro in the Middle East and North Africa.
Etisalat Metro Station is the eastern terminus of Dubai Metro's Green Line, which opened to the public in September 2011.
The telecom company aims to provide metro users with a unique 5G experience riding on super fast speeds of more than 1Gbps and faster response time with latency less than 1 millisecond.
Also read: 5G coverage in UAE to grow
5G technology allows users to stream live 4k resolution videos, with virtually no lag.
Etisalat embarked on its 5G journey in 2014 when it started constructing its network to build advanced infrastructure supporting future technology requirements in the region.
Etisalat was the first - in the region - to launch the first commercial 5G wireless network on May 14, 2018 in the UAE.
Expo 2020 was also the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G in July 2018 delivering a unique and memorable experience for the millions of visitors.
Etisalat announced this month that it achieved over 3.1Gbps download throughput over its 5G Stand Alone (SA) network.
In August, Etisalat announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
In November this year, Etisalat partnered with Yas Marina Circuit to enable 5G connectivity at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019, making it the first 5G powered international racing track in the MENA region.
Smart solutions will also be installed across JLT, home to over 16,000 companies and 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area.
Etisalat announced in June that it has become the first mobile operator in MENA to provide 5G coverage inside an international airport.
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