Dubai: UAE telecom services provider du has announced it is giving away free phones to some customers as it brings in the much-anticipated 5G to UAE devices.
The company turned on the 5G connectivity, which promises to offer much faster internet connections, on Saturday and can now be accessed through the Axon Pro10 handset. Du rolled out the service in collaboration with ZTE shortly after Etisalat made a similar launch.
UAE consumers will see more 5G-capable devices over the next few weeks, with du promising to bring in Huawei Mate x5G and ZTE Route.
The company had earlier introduced the fifth generation cellular network technology in the UAE by hosting live 5G consumer experiences across its retail outlets and suhoor gatherings last month.
As part of the rollout, du said it is giving away the first batch of 5G-enabled smartphones for free to some of its customers who had pre-registered for the service.
“We’re proud to have been the first to provide a live experience of the 5G network in the UAE at the fastest speed of 1.26 Gbps and first to provide pre-registration,” the telecom firm said.
"Today we’re pleased to give the first batch of Axon Pro 10 phones for free to our pre-registered customers."
Over the next few weeks, du said it will also be delivering other 5G-ready devices, providing more options for UAE residents.
"du will continue to bring further 5G-ready handsets over the next few weeks including the Huawei Mate x5G and ZTE Router to the UAE as they become available."