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Etisalat, Huawei to discuss 5G plans

May 8, 2014

Etisalat Group, Middle East's leading telecommunications operator, and

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, shared their vision for

fifth generation (5G) mobile broadband as well as fiber-powered GPON

networks at a meeting recently, Trade Arabia reported.

The meeting

follows an MoU signed during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier

this year, said a statement.

The technology leaders from both

companies met to discuss the standards and roadmap for coordinating the

development, design and deployment of future ICT platforms such as fifth

generation mobile broadband as well as fiber-powered GPON networks, it


Fifth generation mobile broadband is promised to offer 10

gbps to end users which means multi-user UHD tele-presence, real 3D,

virtual reality, augmented reality services can be used. The 40G PON

system uses wavelength division multiplexing technology that allows a 40

Gbps downstream transmission rate and a 10 Gbps upstream rate. 40G PON

technology will enable Etisalat to build a sustainable optical access

networks that can evolve and grow into the future, also to provide premium

high speed services in a fast changing world, the statement said.


included Hatem Bamatraf, Etisalat Group CTO; Alan Wang, president of

Huawei Etisalat Global Key Account and nearly 70 other regional

representatives from Etisalat Group's various operating companies and

Huawei global headquarters.;

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