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Etisalat captures 5G speed from 15,000 feet

DUBAI, February 9, 2020

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has demonstrated yet again its 5G technological prowess, this time through an adrenaline-pumping freefall from 15,000 feet.

Red Bull skydiver Dani Roman jumped off a plane on a mission to download 4GB at 5G speed in time to open a parachute.

On an average, skydivers need to deploy their parachute after 30 seconds from 15,000 feet.

“Will Etisalat 5G be able to complete a 4GB download in time to open my parachute?” asked the Spanish professional skydiver in the video, who has been travelling and touring the skies of the world since 2016.

There’s only one way to find out, he said. Etisalat tests whether it can download a 4GB game for Mohammed Al Kaabi, an Emirati YouTuber with a channel called UAE Skills, just in time for Dani to open his parachute.

It began as a skydive like any other, with Dani jumping out of the plane. Excitement built as Mohammed and Etisalat’s monitoring team excitedly waited for the game to finish downloading in 30 seconds, and for Dani to pick up the cue to deploy his parachute.

With download completed, Dani deployed his parachute. Etisalat effortlessly downloaded the 4GB game on its 5G network in less than the set time. In contrast, 4G could only download 0.75GB for the same duration of 30 seconds. – TradeArabia News Service


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