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du declares the achievement, 5G network becomes the fastest in UAE

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Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) subsidiary du has announced a major achievement in its 5G network rollout strategy. The telco provider’s 5G network becomes the fastest in the UAE. This accomplishment is the consequence of du’s recent efforts to push the 5G agenda, with significant expenditures made to create the 5G network, improve performance and efficiency, and ensure customers have access to the greatest communication services possible.

5G is critical for improving the telecommunications sector and strengthening the country’s global competitiveness, with long-term infrastructure improvements and world-class connectivity being key priorities for all. With today’s announcement, du underlines its commitment to driving the 5G agenda, and the telco now expects to achieve 90 percent nationwide population coverage with the UAE’s fastest 5G network by the end of 2021.

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Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO, EITC, said: “5G is a key enabler to support telecommunications sector development, advance business sectors, and enhance the UAE’s position in various global competitiveness indicators. Today, as we announce these prestigious accomplishments, du is proud to be catering to the needs of our customers, communities, and country through the fastest and most capable 5G network in the UAE. In line with our continuous efforts to improve national digital infrastructure and ensure all segments of the UAE avail the best experiences in the world of communication, we pledge to continue building on recent progress and deliver even greater value moving forward. Our ambition of network coverage for 90% of the UAE population ultimately means that more individuals and companies are benefiting from the capabilities and potential of this technology. 

With independent 5G benchmarking reports completed by different companies in Q2 and Q3 2021, du’s 5G network’s prominent position in terms of median throughput has been reaffirmed for six months in a row.

Al Hassawi added: “du continues to promote innovation across all services, drive business excellence, and play a vital role in enhancing well-being and economic and societal progression. Our efforts to improve the efficiency and performance of our network have resulted in us delivering the fastest network speeds in the UAE, which is a testament to our commitment to providing the best connectivity experiences for our customers across the country. We look forward to continuing with these efforts and expanding 5G coverage to all residents of the UAE in the near future.”

A successful 5G campaign

Du’s ‘on our network, your experience is always exceptional’ campaign, which was launched with a comprehensive roadmap for success, has demonstrated efficiency, effectiveness, and robustness since its launch, instilling confidence and demonstrating reliability at key moments in consumers’ daily routines. The gaming, broadband, and video call services have all been improved as part of du’s goal to provide the finest network experience possible. These initiatives prepared the path for today’s ultra-fast, lag-free 5G network, which has boosted the local gaming industry, allowed customers to enjoy rich multimedia experiences at home and at work, and brought families and businesses together to enjoy seamless connected experiences for moments they are needed the most.


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