Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says it has launched the country’s first 5G satellite communications solution in partnership with Eutelsat. Etisalat has implemented Eutelsat’s latest Quantum Ku-band satellite technology with the recently installed Newtech Dialog Hub, enhancing the mobile network capability.

Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Etisalat UAE, commented: ‘With the demand for always-on connectivity as technologies like IoT, AI and blockchain make a bigger impact on consumer lives, satellite connectivity can empower communities and business in this rapidly evolving digital landscape. With the deployment of this satellite solution and technology, our customers will be able to access their data at 5G speeds, even when terrestrial connectivity is unavailable, marking another important step towards the region’s 5G adoption and bridging the digital divide.’

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