Etisalat UAE deploys 5G Portable Private Network in collaboration with Huawei

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Etisalat UAE, branded as etisalat by e&, has completed the deployment and testing of 5G Portable Private Network Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) functionality as part of a collaboration with global ICT leader Huawei Technologies.

This successful showcase is part of the Stand-Alone 5G and MEC commercialization program and enables etisalat by e& to offer a 5G-based replacement for traditional VPN, enhancing the remote work experience for UAE enterprises.

Remote work and long-distance learning represent global trends with significant implications for accessibility, network reliability and user experience. Urban and rural communities also depend on highly accessible networks for high-speed connectivity to public resources, from health care to social services.

Both accessible and convenient, a 5G Portable Private Network solution enables seamless switching between public and private networks to accelerate data delivery and boost security for services in every area of the economy.

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Khaled Al Suwaidi
Core Networks & Platforms
etisalat by e&

“This deployment and testing will play a crucial role in providing a seamless experience for consumers and enterprises by enabling new and innovative 5G services in public safety, gaming, education and healthcare among others. This is in line with our long-term vision to ramp up digital services, elevate a digital-first lifestyle at the same time enable the digital transformation of governments, large enterprises and corporates. The partnership with Huawei Technologies and our investments in stand-alone 5G earlier this year has supported our vision to enable and empower the enterprise digitalization ecosystem enabler and facilitator.”

Mr. Gavin Wang, Head of Etisalat Key Account at Huawei Technologies, said that “Huawei is pleased to be an entrusted 5G SA vendor of etisalat by e& and to be able to demonstrate what this latest 3GPP Rel-16 technology has to offer. We are proud to continue supporting etisalat by e& to realize its digital transformation objectives and, in particular, its vision to bring the best in smart connectivity and innovative digitalized solutions to its customers.”

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