Du hits 1.8Gbps in Standalone 5G trial

11 Nov 2019

UAE-based telco Du says it has achieved download speeds of 1.8Gbps on its trial Standalone 5G network, with uploads reaching 213Mbps. The test was carried out using a single 100MHz carrier in the 3.5GHz band. Saleem Alblooshi, Chief Technology Officer at Du, commented: ‘We are committed to supporting the next evolution of 5G with Standalone deployment and seamless software evolution to our core and access networks … This is a milestone for telecommunications in the UAE and sets the bar high for future 5G network possibilities in line with the nation’s smart city visions and national agenda.’

United Arab Emirates, Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, EITC)