Etisalat by E& has become the first telecoms operator in the UAE to deploy EUTELSAT QUANTUM satellite technology to expand its 5G network capabilities. The technology will offer customers enhanced coverage and scalability to meet future demand for high bandwidth applications. Etisalat tested the technology with customers for over a year and installed Eutelsat’s latest technology Quantum satellite with the state-of-the-art Newtech Dialog Hub to enhance mobile network capability. The deployment of the satellite solution is seen as an important step in the region’s 5G adoption and bridging the digital divide.
Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer, etisalat by E& UAE said, “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”. He added that this solution will empower communities and businesses in the rapidly evolving digital landscape, where demand for ‘always-on’ connectivity is increasing.
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Oscar Garcia, Business Marketing and Product Innovation, etisalat by E& said, “The testing and implementation of this satellite solution greatly enhances the mobile network capability to address the futuristic development of new age applications while being able to build and deploy 5G use cases for various industry verticals and business”. He added that the need for connectivity has grown beyond traditional communications with customers wanting to access the highest speeds in the network to meet their bandwidth-intensive requirements.
Ghassan Murat, Head of Connectivity Business Unit for Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Eutelsat said, “Eutelsat are proud to partner with etisalat by e& to deploy this 5G use case on the world’s first Software Defined satellite network. Our fully steerable beams are capable of meeting the most rigorous demands of Next Generation mobile and satellite networks”.