Etisalat finishes high-speed upgrade

Etisalat finishes upgrade to high-speed technology. (EB FILE)

Telecom service provider etisalat has announced the completion of the advanced high-speed packet access plus (HSPA+) technology across the UAE.

The new enhancement enables etisalat's 3G network, that covers 99 per cent of UAE's populated area, to become the fastest and the widest in the Middle East, said a statement.

Etisalat customers across the UAE cities will benefit from speedier mobile web access in transferring data or browsing the internet with the network upgrade to HSPA+, that will provide them with mobile broadband speeds of up to 21mbps for downloads and 11mbps for uploads in peak conditions.

It will empower customers to effortlessly stay connected on-the-move, using the best network designed to provide them with rich communication services on their laptops or smartphone devices such as BlackBerry and iPhone 3G for maximising the speeds.

"It is a technological feat that we would like to dedicate to our valued customers who can now enjoy the region's fastest speeds in the UAE. They benefit from efficient and seamless mobile broadband connectivity on etisalat's robust and reliable 3G network, built at par with the world's best networks," said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice-President of Marketing, etisalat.

"With the exponential growth of smartphones, application stores, mobile internet modems and 3G compatible devices, UAE residents are embracing wireless data and services like never before," he said.


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