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1 August, 2021

Abu Dhabi ranks among top 3 fastest 5G capitals worldwide

Abu Dhabi ranks among the fastest capitals globally in the 5G network index, with the fastest median download speeds (421.26Mbps) in the first half of 2021. This is according to the latest data from Ookla, a global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis.

This recent achievement is yet milestone in the UAE’s development as not only has Abu Dhabi emerged among the top three fastest 5G capitals in the world, but is also home to the fastest mobile network on earth overall, according to the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

With the UAE leading the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region as the fastest fixed network and fastest mobile network globally, this further highlights the country’s readiness to attract world-class talent and global conglomerates from across sectors, showcasing the significance of a state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure. This, in turn contributes to the UAE’s economic growth and leadership on a global platform.

Another noteworthy achievement recorded in the UAE was both Abu Dhabi (421.26Mbps) and Dubai (417.07 Mbps) median download speeds featuring in the special ‘Global 5G Benchmark Report’ that focused on major cities globally measuring 5G performance and availability in the first half of 2021.

The 5G network also made it possible to experience and access data-heavy applications in the country. This transformed the telecom network to state-of-the-art infrastructure, supporting emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud, big data, AI, robotics and AR/VR supporting transformation in a digitally disrupted and fully connected world.

Both operators Etisalat and du were continuously involved in focused studies on network readiness and handsets to provide a seamless customer experience. In addition, Ookla uses Speedtest Intelligence data to see which world capitals have the best 5G speeds and availability, based on locations with commercially available 5G during Q1-Q2 2021.


Source: khaleejtimes

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