Etisalat completes highest 4G LTE speed test in world reaching 300 Mbps
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, September 29 - 2012 at 10:32
- PRESS RELEASE
Etisalat has announced the completion of the highest 4G LTE speed test in the world, reaching speeds of 300 Mbps.This lightning-fast speed is a breakthrough for the international telecommunications industry and establishes Etisalat as a global leader in mobile broadband.
"Etisalat's existing 4G network offers speeds up to 150 Mbps, but devices available in the market still don't support this speed. However, the development of networks always motivates manufacturers to produce higher speeds to keep pace with evolution of these networks," said Mr Al Abdooli.
"The commercial launch of this latest 300Mbps speed depends on the availability of devices can handle such a speed. Initial reports from international hardware providers indicate that these devices will be available over the next year. This speed will be a turning point for the customers in the mobile internet experience," Mr Al Abdooli added.
In late 2011, Etisalat was one of the first telecom providers in the world to launch a 4G LTE network, using 1800 MHZ and 2.6 GHZ bands. To help customers enjoy the high speeds offered on Etisalat's 4G LTE network, the Corporation launched modems and some smart devices that could run on this network such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Etisalat recently launched a 4G LTE WiFi device enabling up to 10 users to access theInternet on a special WiFi network, and has confirmed the timely launch of iPhone5. More devices and tablets will soon be available in the marketplace.
Mr Al Abdooli confirmed that in the first phase of its 4G LTE rollout, Etisalat has deployed around 1,000 base stations. The current LTE footprint spans major cities in the UAE covering 80% of the country's population. Etisalat is working to add new stations to cover more than 85% of the country, targeting major buildings, commercial centres, airports and other significant locations.
While Etisalat carries on its second phase of LTE deployment, it also continues with the expansion of its 3G mobile network. Etisalat's 3G network covers about 99.8% of the UAE's populated area through more than 5,500 base stations.
The 3G network has been upgraded several times in line with global speeds and developments. The regular upgrades also ensure that subscribers will be able to move easily between HSPA+ and 4G networks.
Etisalat has implemented these developments to ensure it keeps pace with the changing map of internet use at the global level. Mobile broadband is growing exponentially, especially with the spread of smart mobile phones and tablets that demand mobile network to access the internet. Mobile internet has become the preferred accessibility point formany customer segments especially individuals.
Etisalat consistently provides high-value services in the major cities of the UAE simultaneously in order to contribute to the development process in all the emirates.
Articles in this section are primarily provided directly by the companies appearing or PR agencies which are solely responsible for the content. The companies concerned may use the above content on their respective web sites provided they link back to http://www.ameinfo.com
Any opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information expressed in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of AME Info FZ LLC / 4C. AME Info FZ LLC / 4C is not responsible or liable for the content, accuracy or reliability of any material, advice, opinion or statement in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site.