UAE allocates new frequency to boost 5G services roll-out

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The UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Tuesday the allocation of a new frequency band that allows telecom operators to expand the application of 5G. Frequencies in the millimetre wave range between 24.25-27.5 GHz have been allocated to the development of 5G networks, the first in the Middle East and North Africa to allocate this range. In the latest episode of the Arabian Business Enterprise Innovators Series, in association with UPS, we look at what the key technological challenges and opportunities are for the UAE as it aims to lead the region in 5G connectivity. Experts believe there will be 30 million 5G mobile subscriptions in the Middle East by 2024, with operators promising that download speeds will be 10 to 20 times faster than we have now. The band will be allocated more...