Etisalat launches Middle East’s first LTE network

By on February 18, 2011
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Download speeds of existing network to be boosted to 173mpbs.

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Etisalat has signed Huawei Technology to deploy Middle East’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, announced at the Etisalat-Huawei Summit 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The LTE will provide network download speeds of 173mbps, supporting multimedia applications such as video conferencing, high definition content transmission, high speed video downloads and social network.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr.  Nasser bin Obood ,A/CEO Etisalat, said: “Etisalat has established a reputation of a telecom service provider that is continuously innovating and identifying new ways for providing customers an unparalleled telecommunication experience, touching every sphere of their lives. Maintaining our leadership in the wireless broadband market, we are proud to be the Middle East’s first and widest LTE network in the UAE.”

Mr. Marwan Zawaydeh, Chief Technology & information Officer, at Etisalat, commented: “In line with Etisalat’s commitment to elevate our customers’ broadband experience in the UAE, we are pleased to have selected Huawei as the strategic partner to build the new nationwide LTE network. The advanced technology will deliver a better surfing experience, higher resolution on streamed mobile content and improved interactivity along with other wireless applications which require high bandwidth requirements.”

“Etisalat is our key strategic partner and it is our honor to continuously support and deliver in line with their vision and objectives. Since 2003, Etisalat and Huawei have worked together to accomplish Etisalat’s vision of enriching people’s lives with superior communication services,” said

Mr Yi Xiang, President for Huawei Middle East. “With our advanced SingleRAN LTE based solutions, Huawei is dedicated to partner with Etisalat in its endeavor to introduce innovative services in the UAE and international markets in which it operates.”


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