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Etisalat 5G service launched in the UAE along with ZTE 5G smartphone

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UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat becomes the first in the Middle East and North Africa region to commercially launch 5G service and the device in the UAE. The operator has tied up with Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE to offer the service.

Subscribers using the ZTE Axon 10 Pro, the first available 5G device from Etisalat, can now enjoy the blazing speed of the 5G network up to 1Gbps and lower latency around 1 millisecond.

The 6.47-inch device is priced at AED 5,555 plus 5% value-added tax and will be delivered in three days.

The 5G cellular network will enable subscribers to enjoy and unleash highly connected technologies blending physical and digital realms from AR and VR to IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, wearable technology and more.

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

Etisalat customers now have the opportunity to experience 5G and purchase ZTE Axon 10 Pro from Marina mall in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Mall. Additionally, customers may also opt to buy with flexible Smart Pay plans on a 12, 18 or 24-month contract starting from only AED 241.

5G network will be available for all Etisalat postpaid, prepaid, consumer and business customers using a 5G devices. All customers will be able to use existing data packs on the 5G network.