Etisalat UAE & Huawei to launch 5G network slicing technology

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Etisalat UAE, the telecom pillar of e&, formerly known as Etisalat Group, has revealed successful deployment and testing for mobile network slicing through 5G service in collaboration with Huawei.

The 5G network slicing technology is a service that can integrate the infrastructure, improve visibility, control and flexibility. The slicing architecture is more advanced in 5G private networks, enabling fast rollout, flexible resource isolation, and adapting to different kinds of enterprise requests, with both operators and customers benefiting from the technology’s control and efficiency.

Etisalat UAE has already rendered a digital-throughout lifestyle for its customers by offering the world’s fastest 5G download speed. Alongside speed, it is also important to have a reliable connection, uplink throughput, improved latency and stable connectivity.

With its 5G network slicing technology, Etisalat UAE will be able to meet the increasing connectivity requirements with guaranteed service levels, adding value to the end-user experience.

Khalid Murshed
Khalid Murshed
CTIO – Etisalat UAE

“This is yet another incredibly valuable step forward in delivering outstanding customer experiences where we bring new ideas to life through 5G slicing of the network by partnering with Huawei. Network slicing will play a crucial role in relaying a seamless experience for consumers and enterprises by enabling new and innovative 5G services as well as creating an indelible impact on industries such as gaming, entertainment and healthcare. With the tools to efficiently manage network resources and provide differentiated services with dedicated performance, we can enable new business model innovation and use cases across different sectors and unlock new revenue opportunities to realize the full potential of 5G.”

With its global experience, Huawei supported Etisalat UAE by providing its unique end-to-end (E2E) converged approach that enables simplicity as well as controls operational expenses with new innovative applications and use-cases. In addition, Huawei provided a 5G core solution that includes a series of cloud products for packet core networks and delivers integrated capabilities from hardware to application software.

Mr. Gavin Wang, Head of Etisalat Key Account at Huawei Technologies, said that “Huawei is pleased to work with Etisalat UAE on this key milestone of infrastructure slicing, instance management and operation of the network. We are proud to continue supporting the UAE to realize its digital transformation objectives and, in particular, Etisalat UAE in its vision to bring the best in smart connectivity and innovative digitalized solutions to its customers.”

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