Dewidar: "The group" contributed to reducing the effects of the crisis on businesses and subscribers

Etisalat: 35% of the coverage of the fifth generation in the main cities in the Emirates

  • Etisalat will demonstrate, during its participation in GITEX, technologies that connect individuals, devices and systems with each other.

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  • Hatem Dewidar: “(Etisalat) has become a major shareholder in the 5G network at the regional and international levels.”


The Acting CEO of "Etisalat Group", Eng. Hatem Dewidar, said that the prevalence of the fifth generation network reached more than 35% in the main cities in the UAE, and that the coverage rate of the advanced fourth generation network reached 99.7%, indicating that «Etisalat» provides its services to more From 149 million subscribers in 16 markets currently.

Dewidar revealed, in a press statement yesterday, on the occasion of the launch of the "GITEX Technology Week", that more than 10 million Etisalat mobile subscribers have obtained free browsing of more than 800 websites in the education, health and safety sectors, in addition to phone data. Free mobile phone, which is provided to more than 12 thousand students from families that do not have home internet.

Meetings apps

He pointed out that the percentage of use of video conference applications and voice calls applications over the Internet, on the fixed broadband network and the mobile network during the height of the pandemic, increased by more than 250%, and the percentage of data traffic in video services and applications increased by more than 50%, in addition to an increase in Social media use of more than 80%, and an increase in gaming applications by more than 200%.

He stated that “Etisalat” contributed to reducing the effects of the Corona pandemic on businesses, customers and subscribers, by accelerating the activation of digital channels to allow adaptation to the new environment, and to face the challenges faced by customers and the business sector.

Relief plans

He added that “Etisalat” has implemented specific relief plans for small business owners and new and large companies, especially those most affected by the epidemic in the hospitality sector and airlines, with the aim of supporting companies in general.

He pointed out that, during its participation in GITEX under the slogan "Empowering the digital future and its prospects," Etisalat will display a set of technologies that connect individuals, devices and systems with each other more than ever before, such as the fifth generation network, artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet. The things.

Tech pioneers

He stressed that «Etisalat» is looking forward to active participation in this global event, to review its experiences with partners and technology leaders, and to exchange innovative experiences that will change the direction of all sectors that use mobile technologies, such as transportation, retail, health care, education, cars, services, entertainment and fashion. Etisalat has become a major shareholder in the fifth generation network at the regional and international levels, and will allow the expo, the largest of its kind around the world, to be covered by the fifth generation network during the next year.

Dewedar pointed out that the fifth generation network has the ability to enable new experiences and vital use cases for the new digital situation, which were impossible before the fifth generation, whether for consumers or companies, as this technology will enable us to do everything remotely, in education, health and factories. Ports, entertainment and many more, will also provide great potential in line with the need to explore new use cases more than ever before.

He revealed that the Etisalat Internet of Things platform has succeeded in connecting one million mobile phone chips with various government agencies, such as Emirates Transport and the Ministry of Interior, to support digital transformation, accelerate automation, and provide government services easily.

He noted that there are at least 130 robots working to complete 70 operations in the Etisalat support office, with more than 800,000 transactions per month.

He pointed out that Etisalat is actively working with actors, such as the financial sector that will benefit most from blockchain technology, and has succeeded in partnering with eight Emirati banks, within a platform based on blockchain technology to help them address the risks of double financing and fraud in Bills, and other related benefits in commercial finance.

Support for people and companies

The Acting CEO of Etisalat Group, Eng. Hatem Dewidar, said that “(Etisalat) is fully aware that the new phase requires contributions to support people and companies to overcome changes related to the workforce, and the need to make decisions to accelerate the adoption of digital innovation, leading to overcoming Market fluctuations », indicating that companies, governments and individuals need services that are adaptable to the changes in the health sector and the global economic climate.

Supporting quarantine areas

During the pandemic period, Etisalat was able to provide support to quarantine areas and other vital areas in the health care sector, especially since telehealth services have become essential, through the telemedicine service that was launched for the health sector.

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