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United Arab Emirates’ du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected #ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to deploy its state-of-the-art #5g radio access network (RAN) products and solutions as part of a major network expansion and modernization.
This transformation will enable du to address new business opportunities and diverse #5g use cases, including: Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), massive #internetofthings (IoT) and ultra-reliable low-latency (URLL) innovative applications across enterprise and industry verticals such as smart cities, manufacturing and health.
Following the 2021 deployment, which includes #ericsson AI-powered #5g network optimization services utilizing Cognitive Software, du and its customers will benefit from a #5g RAN network that will enhance versatility, improve capacity, increase cost efficiency and future-proof technology developments.
Fahad Al Hassawi, Acting CEO, du, says: “Utilizing the full power of #5g to support industries and empowering our customers to reap the full rewards of this technology is among our top priorities at du. The technological evolution continues to accelerate at unprecedented speed, and it is our responsibility to ensure those we serve can capitalize on every related benefit and opportunity. du has always enjoyed an excellent relationship with #ericsson. As such, we are delighted to be joined by the organization as we pursue #5g radio network expansion and attempt to harness the full power of #5g. With a next-generation #5g radio network, du will deliver newfound capabilities and further support the UAE’s digital transformation agenda.”
Fadi Pharaon, President of #ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: “The path to a digital future is paved through the power of transformative technologies such as #5g. Our new partnership with du will deliver on that promise and enable an ecosystem of possibilities. We are pleased to work with du on #5g technology as their new network infrastructure partner, gaining us new market position to further contribute to the development of the UAE digital society vision, empowering new services and use cases for consumers, enterprises and society at large.”
With extraordinary speed and flexibility, #5g carries more data with greater responsiveness and reliability than ever before.
Ericsson currently has 127 commercial #5g agreements and contracts with unique communications service providers globally, of which 74 are publicly announced #5g deals, including 79 #5g networks in 40 countries.
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