Abu Dhabi-listed telecom provider, Etisalat, on Monday announced the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE – becoming the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to provide the service.
Etisalat will be the first operator to have a fully developed commercial 5G network available to provide gigabit internet services to its customers, the firm said in a statement.
In December, the service provider had launched a pre-commercial 5G network in certain parts of UAE.
In the first phase of the launch, 5G fixed wireless services including fixed and internet services will be provided in selected locations in UAE, which will gradually expand to other parts of the country depending on consumer demand and requirements.
The commercial fixed devices and services will be available for consumers starting from September this year.