Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President of Mobile Telecommunications Networks (Etisalat), said that the company plans to reach the number of 5G coverage stations in the UAE to 2,000 by the end of 2020, pointing to the completion of the installation of 700 stations out of 1000 stations planned To be completed by the end of this year, it covers 30% of the main populated cities currently in the country.

He revealed that «Etisalat» has completed a study that proved the absence of health damage from the frequencies of 5G networks, in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), and in line with the ITU standards in this aspect, in addition to the application of the accepted standards in the selection of towers and devices, including Does not conflict with internationally recognized health standards.

Network coverage

In a press statement on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2019, Al Zarouni expected Etisalat's coverage of the UAE's 5G networks to reach 40% next year, with new stations being deployed.

Al-Zarouni stressed that Etisalat is seeking to provide 5G phones quickly through cooperation with international producers. He expected that the number of Etisalat phones will reach six by the end of this year, with three new phones waiting to be launched.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat's fifth-generation infrastructure at Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year, making it the world's most connected 5G location.

He added that Etisalat is working with Expo 2020 Dubai to complete all works well before the start of the global event, pointing to the completion of 200 sites and 5G stations within and outside Expo 2020 Dubai, which also includes the completion of network-related extensions. Optical fiber.

He said that all the 5G network equipment and supporting devices are tested in specialized laboratories to check speeds and smooth transition from one network to another, ensuring that there is no defect in the device.

He explained that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has provided tremendous support to telecom operators in the UAE to enable them to deploy the 5G network. Country.

Quantum leap

Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), confirmed that the 5G network will bring an unprecedented qualitative leap in the telecommunications sector over the next five years. 2.1 MHz bandwidth At about 600 Mbit / s, the 5G network speed is 5 Gb / s on the same bandwidth. Al Zarouni confirmed Etisalat's commitment to an agreement that shares the infrastructure of the 5G networks with the other operator in terms of land sites and the construction of towers.