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Du achieves 5G milestone on Yas Island

Du achieves 5G milestone on Yas Island

UAE telecommunications provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully deployed the Middle East and North Africa's first millimetre wave (mmWave) site at the du arena in Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The milestone will provide the region's highest ultra-high mobile broadband 5G services, increase coverage and accelerate the pace of widespread 5G usage in the country.

The first site will help provide ultra-high mobile broadband speeds of up to 2.1Gbps using a 26GHz frequency. Du is still working on reaching new breakthroughs of even higher user throughputs by deploying more bandwidths on mmWave to exceed 4Gbps speed.

Saleem AlBlooshi, chief technology officer of EITC, said: "Du continues to deliver pioneering solutions that enhance best in-class infrastructure and contribute to the government's digital transformation agenda. By actively driving the latest innovative technologies and solutions, transformation achieved as a result will boost performance and increases industry standards." - [email protected]