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Etisalat launches 4G network in UAE

Etisalat has launched the first high speed long term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband network in the UAE. In a press conference in Abu Dhabi, the telecoms firm announced the technology will be available in all major UAE cities. Nasser Bin Obood, acting CEO of Etisalat said the company has spent AED6bn ($1.63bn) on the LTE and fibre optic network. Saudi Arabia became the first country in the region to launch an LTE network earlier this month.