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Flight fever: Etisalat equips first 5G airport

14 Jun 2019

Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed what it claims is the first 5G network to give indoor coverage of an international airport in the Middle East region. Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal Building has been equipped with C-band (3.3GHz-3.8GHz) 5G technology to offer improved indoor coverage and provide gigabit download speeds. Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: ‘We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Etisalat to incorporate state-of-the-art 5G connectivity at our Midfield Terminal Building. We value our customers first and foremost, and access to fast cellular service is a crucial factor that makes a big difference for travellers from around the world.’

United Arab Emirates, Etisalat UAE

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