Dialog Axiata said on the 12th of March that it had become the first telecommunications service provider in South Asia to successfully trial 5G Standalone (5G SA) technology.
5G Standalone, the most advanced 5G technology to date, opens up many new avenues. While 5G Non-Standalone (5G NSA) offers ‘Enhanced Mobile Broadband’ experience to its customers, 5G Standalone (5G SA) offers many advanced features such as ‘Reliable Low Latency Services (URLLC)’ and ‘Massive Machine Type Communication (MMTC).’ These services allow the usage of autonomous driving and enhanced real-time immersive services such as AR/VE and massive IoT (Internet of Things). As a whole, it will open up many next-generation opportunities for enterprises and induce the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Group CEO Supun Weerasinghe stated, “The successful trial of the 5G standalone network marks a key milestone in the advancement of connectivity infrastructure, not just in the country but also in the South Asian region.” “We at Dialog are proud to propel our nation amongst our global peers to achieve yet another region-first in technology, where the evolution of our 5G architecture will enable us to provide even better services to our customers,” he added.
5G SA adds to Dialog’s remarkable set of achievements in 5G, including the deployment of South Asia’s first 5G trial network in 2020, the demonstration of an entirely standard-based 5G mobile service for the first time in South Asia, the first 5G showcase in South Asia, demonstration of South Asia’s fastest 5G mobile speeds in 2019 and the first standards-based 5G fixed wireless pilot transmission in December 2018.
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