Telecom network vendor Huawei in association with Etisalat showcased the future concept of 5G mobile broadband services at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai.
Huawei has become the first telecom equipment supplier to present 5G technology in the Middle East region.
The commercial operation of 5G telecommunication services is expected to be launched by 2020.
It is estimated that the 5G technology will provide 1,000 times more capacity than current mobile broadband networks.
Etisalat chief technology officer Hatem Bamatraf said: “It is already clear how this technology will have a fundamental impact and on transforming the ICT industry. We are able to demonstrate how 5G will transform daily lives for millions of mobile users.”
Huawei said the interactive 5G demo showcased an 115Gbps data transmission rate capability. Emerging segments such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 4D film, MirrorSys and Vehicular Telematics will benefit from 5G.
“The development of 5G broadband services is a step-change for the telecommunications industry. It will also enable more efficient, seamless, safe and enriched communication experiences,” said Yang Chaobin, chief marketing officer of Huawei Wireless Network Business Unit.
Early this year, both Huawei and Etisalat signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct trials for ultra-fast mobile services in the Middle East over the next five years.
Huawei will be investing a minimum of $600 million in research and innovation for 5G technologies by 2018.