United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Etisalat has awarded Ericsson a contract for the rollout of 5G radio and core network equipment. The deployment will focus on use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband, fixed-wireless access (FWA), enabling industrial 5G applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G will also power new experiences for wireless customers, from gaming and entertainment services, to IoT and business applications.
Haitham Abdulrazzak, Chief Technology Officer for Etisalat, said: ‘We are rapidly upgrading our network to deliver the quality, capacity, and overall network performance that our enterprise and consumers demand. With a new 5G radio and 5G core network, we will further ensure high quality, increased capacity, and greater reliability for our customers.’