du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has achieved 98.5% 5G population coverage across the UAE. The milestone reaffirms du's commitment to providing customers with future-ready network experiences in alignment with the UAE’s national vision to create a smart and connected nation.
In its ongoing pursuit of innovation, du has partnered with Huawei to bring the future of connectivity to households with the development of 5G Advanced (5G-A), also known as 5.5G. Their collaborative effort resulted in the unveiling of the world's first 5G-A Demonstration Villa, showcasing the potential of 10.5Gbps smart home living.
Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO at du, said, "We are proud to announce that we have achieved a 98.5% 5G population coverage across the UAE. This milestone not only showcases our commitment to providing customers with cutting-edge network experiences but also contributes to the UAE's vision of embracing advanced digital infrastructure. As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, our partnership with Huawei has resulted in the world's first 5G-A Demonstration Villa. The project represents the possibilities of 5G Advanced technology, immersing residents in a transformative and interactive smart home environment.”
As a leading digital telco, du aims to foster an ecosystem that harnesses the unique features of 5G Advanced technology, including improved connectivity, faster speeds, comprehensive IoT capabilities, and widespread coverage.