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October 14, 2022 7:11 pm

5G is already paving the way to the metaverse in UAE

Over 50% of UAE users will increase using AR apps
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In the UAE, more than half of 4G users say they will start or increase using AR applications in the real world once they sign up for 5G, according to a major new Ericsson research. 

The study underlines consumers’ growing commitment to 5G and their expectations of next-generation use cases.

The report forecasts that 49 percent of smartphone users in the UAE intend to upgrade to a 5G subscription in the next 12 months. Currently, 36% of smartphone users in the UAE are on 5G.

The survey scope is representative of the opinions of about 1.7 billion consumers worldwide and 6 million consumers in the UAE.

The report observes that 5G adoption is inflation resilient, with 49 percent of users in UAE intending to upgrade to a 5G subscription in the next 12 months.

5G is pushing up the usage of cloud gaming and augmented reality.