Dubai's Du launches the UAE's first 5G-ready WiFi router
Slow browsing speeds are a thing of the past, according to Dubai-based telecom operator Du after launching the UAE’s first 5G-ready WiFi router.
The wireless 5G terminal device from ZTE is available to customers with zero upfront, starting from AED210 per month, Du's parent, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said in a statement.
The ZTE 5G router will allow customers to enjoy plug and play 5G access within all 5G-enabled areas of the UAE.
Du said its 5G locations are set to grow throughout 2019 as its intensive 5G rollout journey brings the next generation of connectivity to more parts of the country.
Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy CEO, telco, EITC, said: “Consumers are increasingly aware of the boundless benefits and huge potential of 5G. This is opening up new doors for them by unlocking a plethora of opportunities to empower their connected lifestyle needs.
“Individuals, businesses, and government entities are looking to 5G to facilitate digital transformation. As our stable of 5G-ready devices continues to grow, combined with the Data SIM packages also available, we look forward to shaping consumers’ connected futures, both on the go and at home.”
The ZTE 5G router enables customers to enjoy Du’s 5G network by installing a 5G SIM card or 50GB Data SIM in the router for an additional AED279 per month. This unlocks 5G WiFi speeds for users connected to the router, regardless of the network speed their device is currently operating on.
In June, Du introduced the UAE’s first 5G-ready device – the ZTE Axon 10 Pro – to the market.