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Engineer Alaa Malki

Mobily achieves key 5G stand-alone network milestone

RIYADH, December 31, 2019

Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), a leading mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia, said that it has made a major leap after the successful completion of the first 5G call made using 5G stand-alone (5G SA) network in the kingdom.

Unlike all currently available 5G networks in the kingdom, a 5G SA network does not rely on traditional 4G technology and offers pure 5G network technology from handset to radio and to the core offering higher speeds along with ultra-low latency, said a statement from the company.

Engineer Alaa Malki, chief technology officer, Mobily, said: “The trial took place in Eastern region and showcased the immense potential of 5G technologies, with the 5G SA smartphone achieving high download and upload speeds along with the capabilities that will help facilitate new digital applications for businesses and individuals in the country.”

“The latest trial was made possible by recent network upgrades,” stated Malki.

Mobily said its ongoing investments and trials in 5G technology are part of the wider support of digital transformation in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, implementing cutting-edge technologies to enhance industries and public services.

With 5G services, Mobily customers can expect faster download and upload speeds, lower latency and enhanced security, it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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