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Etisalat Corporation


Emirates Telecommunication Corporation was established in 1976. It was owned by sharing between international Aeradio Limited, a British Company and local partners. In 1983 Etisalat was fully owned by the U.A.E government (60%) and U.A.E citizens (40 %). This combination between public and private sector made the organization moved quickly toward the modern countries in telecommunication fields.

In 1991 the government issued law number (1), which gave the corporation the right to provide the telecommunication wire and wireless services in the country and between U.A.E and other countries. It also gave the firm right to issue the licenses to own or import or manufacture or use or operate telecommunication equipment. The laws also provide for developing and renewing the telecommunication fields and data services.

The Policy of Work

Since Etisalat was established no one can deny that the work is organized and supported by good planing, an efficient staff who have experience and skills, and good quality of products.

Interesting Facts

□ In the U.A.E there are more mobile telephone users than Belgium. □ In 1994 the company had more than 28 exchange lines per 100 residents compared with other Arab countries, which had an average of 4 lines per 100 residents. □ In U.A.E there are more public telephones than New Zealand and more telex lines than Ireland. That is with a smaller population than any of these countries.

Etisalat Performance

The corporation has continued developing telecommunication network in U.A.E and between the U.A.E and the other countries. The organization started entering high technology to expand its network over market growth to provide high speed and quality of services in all telecommunication fields and data services. Etisalat has some important achievements and here area some of them.

The increase of Exchange lines from 36,000 in 1976 to more than 737,000 1998. The profit...
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