UAE telecom operators are all set to launch the fourth generation (4G) broadband services by the year end. This comes with a high demand increased for data connectivity making super broadband imperative.
Etisalat and du, the country?s telecom operators, said they would spend millions to upgrade from its existing 3G technology. This upgrade to 4G will bring higher value to customers, as said by Dominic Lowndes, managing director BroadGroup TMT Ventures.
Etisalat noted that its existing 3G network already covers 99 percent of the UAE?s landscape but said unlike that network which is used more heavily for voice, 4G will usher the country into a future which demands higher capacity to push higher bit rates of video data while on the move.