5G Video Calls Can Now be Made from Burj Khalifa in Dubai

With the introduction of 5G connectivity in the UAE, residents can now make lightning-speed video calls from the top of the Burj Khalifa’ over Etisalat’s 5G network.

The update was shared by Etisalat in a post from their official Instagram page. The very first 5G-supported video call from world’s highest building showed the power and speed of the 5G network. This marks an important step for Etisalat as it proves the the network readiness and availability of the 5G network and services in the country.

5G Video Calls Can Now be Made from Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Screengrab from a video posted by Etisalat/Instagram

Etisalat Now Supports 5G Video Calls from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

The first 5G call officially adds the iconic tower to the list of places where the 5G is available in the emirate, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.

Earlier this year, Etisalat’s landmark announcement earlier in the year also gave subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G network on 5G ready smartphones.

Etisalat, through its 5G network, aims to provide customers speeds of up to 1Gbps, faster response time and lower latency to 1 millisecond.

With speeds about 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time, with virtually no lag.

In line with this, Etisalat aims to build 1,000 5G towers across the UAE within the year to enable 5G coverage in the country.

The UAE-based telcom ventured on its 5G journey in 2014 when it started constructing the network with a dedicated team of engineers and specialists.

Of note, the Expo 2020 was also the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G in July 2018.

Earlier this year, Etisalat became the first operator in the region to offer 5G smartphone and service to all customers. The company has partnered with ZTE and Huawei to provide 5G-ready phones to customers.

Etisalat’s efforts in upgrading its services with IMT-2020, also known as the 5G (Fifth generation), and the next technological revolution in mobile broadband, is In line with the vision of the UAE 2021. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) aims to be the main driver in launching the fifth generation of mobile commercial service in the country.

With this new technological update already in progress, very soon, the UAE will turn its vision of becoming the leader in technological innovations in the world a reality.

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