Etisalat doubles du's Download Speed Experience
Etisalat won both our Download and Upload Speed Experience awards very comfortably. Its winning download score of 27.6 Mbps was double du's speed, while Etisalat's Upload Speed Experience was over 70% faster than its rival in our measurements.
A close-run race in UAE 4G Availability
Although du was trounced in our speed metrics, it gave Etisalat a much better run for its money in 4G Availability. There was just 3.5 percentage points separating the two operators’ results, with both scoring over 85%, while Etisalat was just one point off the 90% mark.
Etisalat on the verge of a Very Good Video Experience
Etisalat won our Video Experience award with a score of 64.9 (out of 100), some 15% ahead of its rival. And the leader was just 0.1 points off gaining a Very Good Video Experience rating (65-75), meaning streamed video exhibits fast loading times and only occasional stalling.
UAE looking forward to 5G connectivity in 2019
Etisalat won our Latency Experience award by a fairly comfortable margin, with a score 22% better than du's. But the gap between the two was narrower in 3G Latency, suggesting Etisalat is now focused on its 4G network because this will lay the necessary foundations for 5G. And both the U.A.E.'s operators plan to launch this next generation of mobile networks with 5G set to debut in the country this year.