Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group), has announced successful deployment and testing for mobile network slicing through 5G service in collaboration with Huawei. The 5G network slicing technology is an integral service that can harmonise the infrastructure, improve visibility, control and flexibility. The slicing architecture is more advanced in 5G private networks，enabling fast rollout, flexible resource isolation, and adapting different kinds of Enterprise requests, with both operators and customers benefiting from the technology’s control and efficiency.
Etisalat UAE has already rendered a digital-throughout lifestyle for its customers by offering the world’s fastest 5G download speed. Alongside speed, it is also important to have a reliable connection, uplink throughput, improved latency and stable connectivity. With its 5G network slicing technology, Etisalat UAE will be able to meet the increasing connectivity requirements with guaranteed service levels, adding value to the end-user experience.
This is yet another incredibly valuable step forward in delivering outstanding customer experiences where we bring new ideas to life through 5G slicing of the network by partnering with Huawei. Network slicing will play a crucial role in relaying a seamless experience for consumers and enterprises by enabling new and innovative 5G services as well as creating an indelible impact on industries such as gaming, entertainment and healthcare.
With the tools to efficiently manage network resources and provide differentiated services with dedicated performance, we can enable new business model innovation and use cases across different sectors and unlock new revenue opportunities to realise the full potential of 5G.Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Etisalat UAE
With its global experience, Huawei supported Etisalat UAE by providing its unique E2E (end-to-end) converged approach that enables simplicity as well as controls operational expenses with new innovative applications and use-cases. In addition, Huawei provided 5G core solution that includes a series of cloud products for packet core networks and delivers integrated capabilities from hardware to application software.
Gavin Wang, Head of Etisalat Key Account at Huawei Technologies, said: “Huawei is pleased to work with Etisalat UAE on this key milestone of infrastructure slicing, instance management and operation of the network. We are proud to continue supporting the UAE to realise its digital transformation objectives and, in particular, Etisalat UAE in its vision to bring the best in smart connectivity and innovative digitalised solutions to its customers.”
Network slicing works by chopping up the existing network to ensure dedicated bandwidth to a selected application or process, as well as offering reduced latency, sensitivity or speed to a company’s most critical systems. This is also helpful while protecting the network from failure.
Slicing also enables the creation of isolated logical networks that share resources of the network in a controlled way. It is an end-to-end process that assures performance and enhances customer experience, through consistent and superior services.
Etisalat Group has changed its brand identity to e&. Its strategy aims to accelerate growth through the creation of a resilient business model representing the Group’s main business pillars. The Telecoms business currently continues to operate led by Etisalat UAE in e&’s home market and by existing subsidiaries for international operations, upholding the Group’s rich telecoms heritage, bolstering the strong telecoms network and maximising value for the Group’s various customer segments.
Ramping up the digital services for individual customers to elevate their digital-first lifestyle, e& life brings next-generation technologies through smart connectivity platforms in entertainment, retail and financial technology. To enable the digital transformation of governments, large-scale enterprises and corporates, e& enterprise focuses on maximising value through its end-to-end solutions in cybersecurity, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as deploying mega projects. e& capital allows the Group to focus its efforts on driving new mergers and acquisitions while maximising shareholder value and strengthening global presence.