Dubai’s Global Village to become ‘world’s first’ 5G-powered entertainment centre

The 24th edition of Global Village opened on October 29



UAE telecom operator du is offering 5G connectivity to visitors at Global Village.

The move will make Global Village the “world’s first” 5G-powered entertainment destination, a statement said.

Du introduced its 5G network in the UAE this year, with the technology expected to have a major impact on consumers and businesses.

The new 5G network will offer opportunities for 4K and 8K video streaming, advanced gaming capabilities, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences, the statement said.

Opened on October 29, the 24th edition of Global Village features mores than 3,500 shops and restaurants.

Due to run until April 4, 2020, the event will also have 20,000 culture and entertainment shows and is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

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The UAE has seen 5G network rolled out across several destinations this year as operators set to expand its coverage.

Last week, it was announced that Etisalat had partnered with DMCC to convert Dubai’s JLT (Jumeirah Lake Towers) area into a 5G-powered district.

Etisalat Digital will introduce smart devices, services and platforms across public amenities, energy consumption, asset and building management, a statement said.

Read: Dubai’s JLT to be the region’s first 5G powered district

In August, Etisalat also announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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