Welcomes competition over its AED 5bn worth futuristic nation-wide fiber optic network.
As the architect of UAE’s telecommunications infrastructure over the last three decades, Etisalat today welcomed the positive step towards telecom infrastructure sharing, that will further stimulate telecommunications advancement in the UAE. Etisalat has over the years invested in building nation’s core fiber-optic network backbone that can now be extended to an entire spectrum of customers in the UAE.
Etisalat will also soon extend the benefits of its fixed-line and broadband services to both individual and business customers who currently do not have access to Etisalat’s wide array of services. Etisalat will now be able to expand its reach within Dubai free zones like Dubai Internet City, TECOM and the new residential areas through innovative products and services that provide a strong differentiation and superior value, from the services that are currently available to them.
Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat said, “Etisalat welcomes true competition in the UAE. This is a progressive step that will provide a rightful choice to our customers and open up the market to become more technologically innovative and customer centric. Etisalat, with its promise of providing unmatched value and superior service to its existing and new customers, looks forward to expand its footprint in the new locations in Dubai. This is indeed a very positive chapter in the UAE’s telecoms history.”
“Infrastructure sharing is also an encouraging news from an enterprise perspective, since businesses now will have a wider choice of ICT services, based on technology capabilities and intellectual expertise, rather than limited to service availability within a specific location. Etisalat looks forward to offer enhanced ICT services to business customers in the free zone areas like Dubai Internet City and TECOM.”
Etisalat has invested more than AED 5 Billion in its fiber-optic network to offer the region’s fastest broadband Internet speeds of up to 30Mbps, advanced high definition voice services and next generation TV services such as 3D, through its eLife bundles, to its customers.
“Etisalat is geared to be the first in the region to complete its nation-wide fiber-network in 2011, therefore distinguishing our customers with unique home entertainment possibilities and placing them amongst advanced device users globally. This is yet just the beginning of Etisalat’s innovation and value pyramid. We currently offer broadband access speeds of up to 100 Mbps for our business customers and may soon extend the highest-speed in the region to our individual eLife customers, coupled with voice minutes of use and many more value-added services.”
“We welcome the move to share Etisalat’s fiber-network with competition, a move which is rightly aimed towards accelerating the nation’s telecommunication progress on the back of our robust fiber-optic network”, added Hashim.
As UAE’s first and experienced telecom provider, Etisalat provides the best-in-line customer centric solutions. The emerging telecommunications landscape in the country will now empower customers to avail Etisalat’s competitive fixed-line services and lucrative offers that are supported through its wide network of customer care centers and advanced online solutions.
Amongst other valuable propositions, Etisalat offers 20 minutes of free international calls with every eLife double play or triple play subscription and the lowest international calling rate through the ‘50 fils’ per minute promotion. In addition, Etisalat customers have the beneficial international calling options whereby they can subscribe to any of its special IDD (International Direct Dialing) plans such as Super Off peak and Favorite Country Plan.