UAE-based telecommunications service provider ‘du’ - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that it has conducted the first-ever Live 5G data call on its production 5G network while rolling-out 700 5G sites across the United Arab Emirates. du reaffirms its strong position in the region with non-standalone (NSA) 5G Access network launch.

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Ericsson has been selected by Etisalat to deploy a 5G radio network in UAE. The network will become operational in Q1 2019, enabling Etisalat to continue the expansion of the 5G Network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and position UAE at the fore front of 5G network deployment globally.

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MTN and BICS announced that they have extended their long-term commercial partnership, effective 1 March 2019 (subject to MTN Group Board ratification). This extension to their current partnership comes as a natural next step following a long journey of strategic cooperation, initiated in 2009 and renewed in 2014.

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Mobily Saudi Arabia has deployed Ericsson’s full stack telecom cloud solution, focusing on transforming the wireless network and providing a 5G Cloud Core. The telco will gain a flexible, agile and programmable network that improves customer experience and supports the development of new services.

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Ericsson announced the signing of two new contracts with Etisalat Misr to expand the latter’s 4G network capabilities and extend the Managed Services deal. These contracts are part of Etisalat and Ericsson’s strategic partnership to ensure the best network availability in Egypt.

Read more: Etisalat Misr and Ericsson prepare for 5G with two new partnership agreements

Etisalat- one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets - and Huawei a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices—today announced during Mobile World Congress a strategic partnership to deploy end-to-end 5G network in UAE in 2019.

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