5G is a new radio access technology developed by 3GPP for the fifth generation mobile network. It will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries such as health, autonomous vehicle, gaming, massive IOT and connected home. 5G will deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency (the delay between the sending and receiving of information), massive capacity, and more uniform user experience.
The other mobile network generations are 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G.
No, 5G service will be provided to you by default once you obtain a 5G capable device.
Everyone with a 5G device will be able to use the 5G network free-of-charge. You don’t need to opt-in to any service.
Yes. If the device is purchased from outside, it must support Etisalat’s current 5G frequency bands:
Etisalat will continue adding more 5G frequency bands which will be communicated through necessary channels.
No, 5G won’t consume more data.
You won’t need to subscribe to new plans. You will be able to enjoy 5G on your existing data plans.
Currently, 5G coverage is available in selected zones across UAE. For more details about the locations, please visit www.etisalat.ae/5g.
Yes, you will still be able to enjoy Etisalat’s 4G network in case 5G coverage isn’t available.
5G speed can reach up to 1Gbps in areas with good coverage.
If you have a dual SIM (physical SIM and eSIM), you can start enjoying 5G services after the iOS release in March 2021. Please note that 5G will be turned ON by default. You can disable it if you like.