Etisalat conducts 5G trial

21 Oct 2016

Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has demonstrated 5G technology offering peak download rates of up to 36Gbps. The telco claimed the test was the first live trial using millimetre wave (mmWave) technology in the Middle East region. Earlier this week UAE rival Du demonstrated 360-degree virtual reality video over 5G in conjunction with Nokia. Both operators say they are hoping to have commercial 5G systems up and running in time for the Expo 2020 in Dubai.