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Etisalat to start testing 5G in 2018

Thursday 23 March 2017 | 16:37 CET | News
UAE-based operator, Etisalat will start testing the 5G in 2018 and launch commercially in 2019, Gulf News reported citing a company official. Hatem Bamatraf, chief technology officer at Etisalat Group said the company is trying to push the entire industry to be ready for 2019 and has signed a deal with Qualcomm. He said that the choice of devices may be limited at the time of the launch, but that it will be a good start. Bamatraf said expect mass adoption to start from 2020. Current estimates are that there will be 30 billion connected devices by 2020, which means around 200,000 devices

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Etisalat / Qualcomm
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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