Etisalat to connect Abu Dhabi F1 with 5G
5G technology allows users to stream live lag-free 4K resolution video
Etisalat is to provide 5G connectivity at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019, which runs from 28th November until 2nd December 2019. This event is expected to attract 60,000 visitors from more than 170 countries around the world. Yas Marina Circuit is considered one of the most technologically advanced Formula One circuits in the world and is the home of motorsports in the Middle East.
With 5G, Etisalat aims to provide customers with speeds of more than 1Gbps and faster response time with latency less than 1 millisecond. At 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology allows users to stream live 4K resolution video, with virtually no lag.
The Formula 1 announcement follows Etisalat’s 5G milestones over the last two years.
Etisalat embarked on its 5G journey in 2014 when it started constructing its network. The commercial 5G wireless network was launched in 2018 while Expo 2020 was announced as the first major 5G commercial project in July 2018.