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Etisalat UAE part of e& and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have announced the successful test of cloud-native centric ‘5G Edge Computing platform’. The announcement follows an agreement by both parties to further strengthen their partnership with an aim to be a pioneer in enabling the most innovative digital services in UAE.

Etisalat UAE and Huawei believe that the emerging customer digital-first lifestyle demands a greater focus on developing quicker, more intelligent cloud technologies and swift automation that address business and consumer expectations.

Khalid Murshed, chief technology and information officer at Etisalat UAE, said, “5G Edge Box presents unique opportunities for Etisalat to attain sustainable growth in the B2B segment. The success of this testing activity will support UAE industries and the government sector in achieving their digital transformational objectives as we deploy a full suite of on-premise private 5G connectivity with inventive digital use cases requiring low latency and extreme reliability. At Etisalat UAE, we are staying future-focussed as we continue to take the lead in the digitalisation of industries through our bespoke 5G and Edge offerings.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson at Huawei Technologies, said, “Business transformation with a focus on creating synergies between network and cloud is key to ensuring the sustainable growth of any service provider. Private 5G core and Edge with cloud-native architecture have great potential to empower a digital society and enrich the digital experience of customers. Huawei is privileged to work with Etisalat on this remarkable digitalisation journey and help them achieve their goals.”

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