Etisalat is expected to commercially launch the Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G technology in Middle East by end of 2010.
Etisalat has been conducting successful LTE trials, designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile networks. Through LTE, Etisalat will be able to provide downlink speed of 140Mbps and 50Mbps uplink speed, reaching yet another technological milestone.
Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and the leading operator in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE.
Etisalat is a comprehensive telecommunications provider offering a one-stop shop for mobile and fixed-line voice and data services to individuals, enterprises and international telecommunications companies, ISPs, content providers and mobile operators.
Etisalat operates in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, servicing over 100m customers out of a total population of approximately 1.9bn people.
Etisalat is a major investor in Thuraya, one of the worldâ€™s leading satellite geo-mobile communication systems covering approximately two thirds of the planetâ€™s surface.