United Arab Emirates

Etisalat completes Standalone 5G call
Nokia and Etisalat complete terabit-per-second trial
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
First-half sales fall 1.3% at Etisalat despite subscriber growth
UAE telcos increasing CAPEX as they race to deploy 5G networks
Flight fever: Etisalat equips first 5G airport
Du hot on the heels of Etisalat with 5G launch
Etisalat selling first 5G handset
Du increases 2019 CAPEX forecast
Net profit climbs 5% at Etisalat
Etisalat to invest USD1.1bn towards ‘future of connectivity’
Etisalat expects 5G smartphone launch in June
Du completes first live 5G data call
Etisalat UAE taps Huawei and Ericsson for 5G rollout
Du plans 700 5G base stations this year
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Du expects 40% jump in CAPEX this year
Etisalat pushing ahead with UAE 5G rollout
2018 sales and profits up at Etisalat
Etisalat UAE doubles download speeds
Du plans end-2019 5G launch
TRA confirms UAE 5G spectrum allocations
3Q sales up 2% at Etisalat
Etisalat offloads Thuraya stake to Yahsat
Etisalat trials Massive MIMO with Ericsson
Q2 sales up 2% for Etisalat Group
2Q sales up 2.9% at Du
Du can play at that game; rival follows Etisalat with 5G plans
Etisalat plans ‘5G’ launch in September
UAE moves to open up OTT apps while Iran blocks Telegram
Yahsat takes controlling stake in Thuraya
Etisalat Q1 profits flat as sales rise 5%
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
UAE tops FTTH rankings
Du launches first national triple-play service
Etisalat registers 1.3% drop in sales in 2017
UAE pushing development of 5G
UAE telcos launch new VoIP service
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Etisalat posts 29% rise in Q3 net profit
Du says UAE has no need for third player
Etisalat hits 71Gbps in 5G trial
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
UAE to get second new mobile service
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Etisalat reports slide in net profits and revenues
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Du hits 700Mbps using single carrier in Massive MIMO trial
Ericsson and Etisalat trial 5G
Etisalat Q1 revenues slide 3%
Etisalat plans 5G trials next year, commercial launch in 2019
Etisalat to invest USD817m in network upgrades in 2017
Etisalat signs 5G acceleration pact with Qualcomm
UAE telco royalty payments frozen at 2016 level for five years
Domestic data services help push Etisalat sales up 2% in 2016
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Du and Nokia trial 40Gbps fibre technology
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
Sudan sale hits Etisalat profits
Etisalat conducts 5G trial
Du claims ‘20G’ FTTH broadband
51% rise in Q2 net profit for Etisalat
Etisalat launches VoLTE
Etisalat and Huawei trial 10Gbps fibre technology
Ericsson targets UAE mobile money sector
Net profits down at both UAE telcos in first quarter
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
UAE approves creation of new ICT watchdog
UAE telcos to share cost of new fixed rollouts
Sales up but profits down at Etisalat and Du
Forex losses hit Etisalat bottom line
UAE gets fixed network sharing; Du expands M2M with Vodafone
Du and Nokia demo 10Gbps 5G
UAE telecoms sector grew 12.3% in 2014
Du offers 1Gbps home broadband plan
Etisalat: no voting rights for overseas investors
Etisalat, Du agree infrastructure sharing deal; customers permitted to switch between telcos
Etisalat Q2 net profit plummets 39%
Du partners Huawei for mobile broadband network development
UAE government to ease Etisalat foreign ownership restriction
Etisalat completes CAT-9 LTE-A trial
Etisalat completes voice-over-WiFi trial
Etisalat leads in UAE LTE speed tests
Du deploys LTE-A as it evaluates the future of 5G with vendors
STC, Etisalat sign partnership agreement
Du reports 0.6% drop in 1Q profit
Etisalat registers 30% sales growth in first quarter
Etisalat taps Alcatel-Lucent for CEM upgrade
TRA: no VoIP anarchy in the UAE. OK?
Etisalat selects TeliaSonera International Carrier as global internet backbone provider
Etisalat to invest around USD1bn in 2015, working with Ericsson on 5G
Du launches LTE-A, contracts Kuwaiti firm for network maintenance
Etisalat FY net profit surges 26%
Du plans AED1.8bn investment in 2015
Du sees fourth quarter profit drop 10%
Network sharing deal with Etisalat ‘in place’, Du says
Du trials LTE Broadband Trunking
Etisalat uses satellite backhaul to expand 4G and triple-play services
Etisalat contracts Alcatel-Lucent for NFV deployments
Etisalat spent USD680m on domestic networks in 2015
Etisalat announces network upgrades
Etisalat launches new low-cost brand
Bakcell cuts data roaming prices for first time for subscribers visiting UAE
Maroc Telecom buy helps drive Etisalat results
Data pushes Du to double-digit growth in third quarter
UAE telcos establish partnerships
Etisalat begins LTE-Advanced rollout
Du to provide free Wi-Fi in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Etisalat planning USD500m bond issue
Du and Nokia Networks carry out live VoLTE call
Du completes lab tests of 1Gbps equipment
UAE regulator confirms VoIP position
Just 2% of active users fail to register SIM details in UAE
UAE telecoms sector grows 6.6% in 2013
Du prepares for VoLTE launch
Du partners Huawei for 800MHz LTE-A trial
Fixed network sharing expected in October, Du says
Du quarterly revenues exceed AED3bn for first time
Etisalat Q2 revenue, net profit up 27% on Maroc Telecom deal
Etisalat registers 95% of SIM cards ahead of deadline
YahSat announces satellite broadband growth
Etisalat and Huawei trial 400G technology
Du expects fixed network sharing by year-end
Etisalat completes Middle East’s biggest corporate issue, signs new Bango deal
UAE banks unite for Mobile Wallet project
Etisalat adds more banks for bond issue?
Etisalat selects banks for bond issue; network sharing expected by year-end
Du picks Nokia to deploy IP Multimedia Subsystem
Du posts 12% rise in Q1 revenue, EBITDA
Etisalat secures EUR3.15bn facility for Maroc Telecom deal
Domestic ops drive 3% rise in Etisalat Q1 revenue
Etisalat demos LTE-A
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
LAP Green relocates to Dubai ahead of renewed M&A spree
Mobily, Etisalat ink agreement on LTE roaming
Etisalat 2013 net profit up 5%; Maroc Telecom deal expected to close by end-May
Alca-Lu to expand Etisalat’s LTE network
Du refinances with USD1.17bn funding package
Etisalat, Huawei team up for 40G GPON trials
Etisalat, Ericsson collaborate on ‘networked society’ initiatives
Etisalat group subscribers reach 150m
MNP requests exceed 60,000
Du's revenue up 9.7% year-on-year as mobile data services boom
Etisalat to roll out 1,500 new BTS in 2014
Etisalat, Ericsson complete first phase of IT transformation
Etisalat, Du halt new BlackBerry service
Etisalat in hot water for blocking Du’s MNP messages
Etisalat cuts fixed line call rates to 162 countries
Du invites registrations ahead of MNP launch
Etisalat registers 75% of subscriber base
Du: network sharing deal remains at deadlock
Du reports 35% rise in Q3 mobile data revenue
Etisalat Q3 revenue up 20%
Etisalat, Du no longer require prior approval for pre-paid packages
Long-delayed MNP to launch by year-end
Quartet team up for Gulf fibre network
Du enhances managed IP telephony solution
SIM re-registration enters fifth phase
Epsilon joins Etisalat’s SmartHub
Etisalat, SAP ink LTE roaming deal
Du Q2 net profit after royalty leaps 46%
Etisalat sees network sharing with Du within a year
Etisalat international sales climb 50%, UAE up 12%
TRA aims to end network sharing stalemate
YahClick launches satellite broadband service
ITC and Du sign PoP agreement
Etisalat offers new 150Mbps LTE modem
Viber plans to bypass Mideast service ban
TRA to release 700MHz, 800MHz band for mobile broadband
Du reports strong rise in mobile data revenue
Telcos team up for new submarine cable in Bay of Bengal
Etisalat Q1 sales rise 17% on international ops
Du picks Alca-Lu for second phase of OTN rollout
Etisalat disconnects 1.3m SIMs in re-registration drive
TRA says only licensees can provide VoIP services
Etisalat lifts Skype ban?
Du partners with Gemalto for M2M rollout
Iran, GCC states agree multi-band mobile spillover pact
Atlantique Telecom selects Ericsson to manage African mobile networks
Level 3, Etisalat sign content delivery deal
Etisalat sees revenue growth of 3%-5% in 2013
Etisalat, Du negotiate royalty fee payments
Etisalat, Huawei ink consultancy services deal
Etisalat Lanka rolling out LTE with Alcatel-Lucent; lightRadio solution chosen group-wide
Du extends data centre agreement with Injazat
International ops drive 15% rise in Etisalat FY revenue
Du sees Q4 net profit more than double
RIM in talks with UAE telcos to enable BlackBerry voice feature
Alcatel-Lucent to boost Du’s converged service offerings
Du inks USD100m financing deal with Standard Chartered
Du secures USD100m loan facility
UAE sets Etisalat, Du royalty fees
Over ten networks already connected to UAE-IX
No MVNOs planned for UAE, regulator says
Etisalat launches region’s first neutral mobile internet exchange
New Etisalat Wasel plan offers per-second billing
Etisalat teams up with iPass to offer Wi-Fi data roaming service
Etisalat Q3 net profit jumps 28% on Indonesia sale
Du Q3 mobile data revenue soars 93%
Subscribers given extra three months to register SIMs
Du launches carrier-neutral regional hub, Datamena, hosting UAE-IX
TRA extends registration deadline, asks operators to speed up process
Etisalat to keep hold of current footprint
Etisalat extends SIM registration cut-off; LTE coverage, speed to get boost
Du completes tests on LTE network
On top of the world: Etisalat claims 300Mbps LTE test speeds
One million Etisalat subs prompted to update details
Etisalat launches HSPA+ network in Akure
First phase of SIM registration to expire next month
NTC to investigate new submarine cable
Du unveils 100Mbps broadband service
Mobile data drives 13% rise in Du’s Q2 revenue
Etisalat may allow foreign share ownership, report says
Etisalat Q2 sales, profit boosted by overseas ops
Du, Huawei ink managed services deal
Huawei eyes managed services deals with Etisalat, Saudi Telecom
Du poised to begin SIM registration
Telefonica and Etisalat ink digital services deal
Mobile subs given 18 months to register SIMs
Etisalat to kick off SIM registration next month
Du eyeing launch of LTE next month
Etisalat mulls reduction in local, international fixed call rates
Du Q1 revenue up 20% on rising mobile data usage
International ops drive 2% rise in Etisalat Q1 revenue
Etisalat to introduce international VoIP from Q2?
No plans for third operator, regulator says
Etisalat ‘eLife’ subscribers reach 400,000
Network sharing expected by mid-year
Etisalat, Du launch CPS on commercial basis
TRA mulls licensing of new service providers in 2015
Etisalat looking to offload stake in Indonesia’s XL Axiata, sources say
Du revenue up 25% in 2011 on growing subs, data usage
Etisalat mulls restructuring to cut costs
GBI cable ready for service
Etisalat profit hit by impairment charge on India ops
Cellcos tap diplomatic channels over licence dispute
Du, Huawei bring wireless services to Dubai Metro’s Green Line
Du to pay royalty fee of 15% net profit, 5% revenue
Qatar makes direct approach for Oger Telecom
Operators warned over service cancellation fees
Launch of fixed network sharing delayed
LTE services made available to Etisalat subscribers
STC ups stake in UAE digital media group Intigral
FRiENDi expects to launch IPO within two years
Du given green light to market HSPA+ service as 4G
Du Q3 revenue soars 28% on rising subs, data usage
Etisalat Q3 net profit down as expenses rise 22%
Etisalat breathes new life into TV service
Du to launch UAE’s second LTE network by year-end
Etisalat seeks opportunities to expand abroad
MNP launch encounters further delays
Etisalat brings LTE to the UAE
Etisalat utilises Zhone solution for LTE mobile backhaul
Etisalat, Du seek TRA approval for tariff reduction
Du completes first phase of optical transport network expansion
Telefonica, Etisalat ink partnership deal
UAE to have choice of fixed line provider by year-end
Etisalat Q2 profit drops 15% on rising expenses
Etisalat inks MoU with Huawei, China Exim Bank
Du repays AED3bn loan facility
Etisalat to roll out LTE to 80% of UAE by year-end
Du secures USD220m loan facility to fund expansion
Du completes LTE pilot; commercial launch to follow by year-end
Etisalat plans AED15bn spending spree
FRiENDi secures funding for further expansion
Etisalat connects entire Abu Dhabi to FTTx
Du Q1 net profit more than doubles on subscriber gains
Technical glitch delays launch of number portability to Q3
Etisalat Q1 2011 net profit down on rising expenses
Du signs deal with twofour54 to provide telecoms services
Etisalat to invest AED7bn in ‘eLife’ network
Du FY10 net profit boosted by federal royalty cut
Anything Du can do… Etisalat seeks royalty fee cut
Etisalat to deploy LTE network in Q1 with Alca-Lu
Etisalat FY 2010 revenue up 2%, net profit falls 13.6%
Etisalat, O3b ink global framework agreement
Yahsat contracts firms for satellite broadband service
Launch of VoIP delayed by operators, report says
Du adopts Cisco solution for fixed-mobile convergence
UAE to launch number portability by end-Q1
Du to select vendor for LTE network rollout
Du gains access to FEWA’s dark fibre network
Etisalat, Du commence testing of shared networks
Du boosts indoor coverage with Alca-Lu femtocells
No can Du: Etisalat sharing bitstream with rival causes hiccups
Virgin Mobile eyes UAE launch, regional expansion
Du Q3 net profit soars on subscriber growth
Etisalat signs Zain purchase accord
Etisalat, Huawei complete 10Gbps GPON test
Du expands fixed network with GENBAND IP solutions
Du inks AED400m mobile network expansion deal with NSN
Etisalat posts 23% drop in Q3 net profit
Du showcases DC HSPA+ data card
TRA scraps ban on BlackBerry services
Scream if Du want to go faster
Du signs export credit facility for network expansion
Satellite licences awarded
Du Q2 profit more than doubles
TRA suspends BlackBerry services amid security concerns
Etisalat poised to launch VoD
Etisalat 2Q10 net profit dips 21%
TRA says Etisalat, Du ‘ready to share fixed line networks’
Du gets Real with new broadband service
ZTE completes LTE field tests for Etisalat
Etisalat, KT forge cooperation deal
Du completes AED1bn rights issue
Du opts for Zhone IP solution
Du to launch VoIP next month
Etisalat to launch LTE by year end, unveils new triple-play service
TRA mulls licensing of managed services, rules out third operator for time being
Du Q1 net profit increases fourfold
Etisalat restores internet services after cable cut
Du to raise AED1bn from shareholders
Etisalat posts 5% rise in 1Q revenue, completes HSPA+ upgrade
Etisalat internet service affected by cable cut
Etisalat seeks cut in federal royalty fee
Du inks vendor financing deal with NSN
TRA revises VoIP policy, restricts provision of service to local firms
Etisalat to share network with Du from 2H10
Yahsat bags UAE telecoms licence
Du FY09 results surge on mobile subscriber gains
Mobiserve implements Dubai Metro WiMAX network
Etisalat eyes acquisitions in six markets
Du becomes latest telco to seal cable landing deal with GBI
Etisalat reaches 100 million subscriber milestone
Etisalat, Du to share infrastructure by July?
Etisalat posts 5% increase in FY09 revenue
Etisalat shelves bond issue plans, for now
TRA issues competition framework to boost competition
Etisalat selects Alcatel-Lucent to accelerate FTTH rollout
TRA to legalise VoIP ‘soon’
Etisalat officially launches FTTH network in Abu Dhabi
Du poised to launch VoD service
Du, Motorola launch mobile WiMAX network
TRA: LLU deal to be finalised by year-end
Etisalat to invest USD1.4bn in fibre-optic network
Du posts bumper Q3 results
Du begins next stage of Vodafone agreement, inks managed services deal with Ericsson
TRA grants mobile TV licence
Etisalat introduces new 30Mbps FTTH package
TRA: VoIP may be legalised by year-end
Etisalat posts steady y-o-y rise in revenue
TRA to offer mobile NP in early 2010; Etisalat finalising bond programme
Etisalat to launch own brand mobile phone
FRiENDi attracts investors
Du Q2 revenue, net profit soar
Du boosts indoor network coverage
Essar Group and UAE’s Dhabi Group in talks over African investment options
Etisalat posts 10% rise in H1 revenue
Du launches new TV+ service
Etisalat upgrades 3G download speeds to 14.4Mbps
Etisalat wins WAN services deal
Du speeds ahead with 24Mbps
Etisalat, Huawei seal fresh collaboration deals
Etisalat, Du in network sharing talks
Etisalat signs up 10,000 BlackBerry subscribers in one month
TRA fines Etisalat AED400,000
Du posts 54% rise in Q1 revenue
Etisalat adopts Nokia’s Ovi platform
Etisalat posts 13% rise in Q1 revenue
Etisalat in final stage of FTTH deployment in Abu Dhabi
Eitsalat says Q1 2009 revenues positive, unaffected by global economic crisis
Etisalat reports 500,000 residential broadband subscribers
Du reports first ever annual profit
Etisalat to sell iPhone 3G
Etisalat net profit increases 19%
Du and Vodafone sign partnership deal
Wireless market continues to grow
TRA finalises process for acquisition of mobile TV licence
Etisalat eyes acquisitions in 2009
Du posts maiden profit
Etisalat to upgrade to HSDPA+
Etisalat posts 19% year-on-year rise in profits for 3Q 2008
Etisalat launches unlimited internet package
Expat workers' tariff launched in UAE
Du chooses Nokia Siemens Networks for network expansion
Etisalat names Korek Telekom as Iraqi target
Etisalat eyes up Iraq stake
Etisalat plans purchase closer to home
TRA wants CPS available by 2009
1,000 websites to be unblocked
Duopoly forecasted to remain intact until 2012
Du to borrow AED3 billion to fund network expansion
Du net adds outstrip Etisalat; targets profitability by early 2009
Etisalat profit jumps on back of stake sale
FT signs MoU with Etisalat
Etisalat offers 1Gbps leased lines
Etisalat raises stake in Atlantique Telecom
Du admits that 20% of subscribers are inactive
New router offers multiple connections via a single SIM
Etisalat posts record first quarter profit
Du to block ‘offensive’ websites
Etisalat awards Huawei FTTH contract
Etisalat casts eye to Indian market
VoIP ban remains for now
Etisalat and Du warned about pricing policy
Qtel working to fix cable
Etisalat launches Wi-Fi in hotels
PCCW Global and du team up to extend MPLS network coverage to the UAE
Etisalat ready to launch VoIP
Etisalat records 25% profit growth in 2007
Etisalat completes first phase of FTTH deployment
Licence for mobile TV by June says TRA
Etisalat doubles internet speed
Alca-Lu wins TEAMS cable contract
Etisalat and Nokia announce mobile internet tie-up
No deal for Vivendi and Oger
Du passes one million mark
Vivendi closes in on Oger Telecom stake
Etisalat considers Oman purchase; expresses Tunisian interest
Etisalat reports 3Q results
Domestic competition healthy; foreigners not required
Etisalat unconcerned about possible new competition
Thuraya to launch third satellite
Du’s subscriber base keeps on growing.
Vivendi talks to Oger about becoming a giant
Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent strike network improvement deal
Etisalat & du to share and share alike
Etisalat establishes PoP in far east
TRA may scrap free zone monopolies
du goes with Nokia for mobile e-mail
Free economic zones remain beyond Etisalat's reach
Etisalat and du to duke it out over DVB-H
TRA sets up site sharing committee
Dubai buys mobile TV
du reports increased net loss despite strong revenue growth
UAE fixed line monopoly ends with du launch
TRA warns du on missing deadline
Etisalat may bid for Kuwait mobile licence
Etisalat Announces first half results
Huawei Completes Etisalat HSPA upgrade
etisalat to test triple-play
Telecom Italia divests Oger Telecom stake
Du launches international video calls
TRA: Only du and Etisalat will be allowed to offer VoIP
du reaches 400,000 customers; looking to offer fixed services by year-end
Etisalat awards GSM/EDGE rollout contract to Alcatel-Lucent
Etisalat’s royalty fee may be cut
Etisalat reports millionth 3G customer
Etisalat signing up 50,000 mobile TV subscribers a month
etisalat inks network data deal with Tawasul Telecom
Etisalat and du could face more competition
Etisalat announces strong domestic growth
du and Etisalat implement roaming agreement
Regulator to test networks
du claims 250,000 paid subscribers
Etisalat provides automatic 3.5G upgrade
Du faces battle for market share
Du releases 4Q 2006 results
du finally launches services; Etisalat considers VoIP
Du Due
Etisalat profits up 38% in 2006
Du and Omantel sign interconnection agreement
Etisalat to hand over .ae internet domain to TRA
Du expecting half a million subscribers
Mobile entrant Du signs interconnection deal with Etisalat
Du to cover 85% of the UAE
Du given deadline
12,000 new subscribers in three weeks
Technical problems delaying Du launch
Etisalat to introduce per second billing
Mobile TV to be available next year
Etisalat and Telkom Kenya to lay cable
TRA spells it out over VoIP
Etisalat and Batelco hatch corporate VPN plan
SingTel and Etisalat to offer IP-VPN
Du may not launch until new year
Etisalat-owned firm looking for contract with Du
Etisalat launches time-based broadband package
VoIP ban WILL NOT be lifted
Prepaid mobile subscribers get Wi-Fi access
VoIP ban to be lifted
Huawei wins Etisalat contract
Etisalat reveals further overseas targets
Etisalat reveals strong financial and operational results
Slap on wrist for Etisalat
Etisalat denies it has bought stake in ArmenTel
VoIP ban is limiting business growth
Etisalat to do Du
Etisalat to relaunch promotion subject to regulatory approval
Regulator warns incumbent over anti-competitive promotion
Etisalat warned over expansion plans
Etisalat unblocks websites
Long-distance wireless internet network for UAE
Motorola expands Etisalat’s EDGE coverage
Moto wins UAE EDGE deal
Etisalat reveals 1H profits
Etisalat reports 31% jump in profit
Number portability expected in 2H2006
Etisalat unveils HSDPA
Investcom reports 91% hike in subs
EMIX establishes London link
EITC opens link to global telecoms service
Etisalat to launch call waiting
EITC wins country’s second full licence
Etisalat reports positive 2005 results
Etisalat, ITPC and STC team up for FOG2 submarine cable
PTCL, Etisalat deal enters crucial week
Second national operator to launch mobile service in mid-2006
Thuraya flying high
Sky-high WiFi
Etisalat rival established soon
Etisalat revenues up
Etisalat short-listed for Tunisie Telecom bid
Regulator to launch ICT development fund
Regulator to unveil second national telecom operator in Q2 2006
Etisalat to deploy Nokia PoC solution
Huawei and Etisalat working on NGN technology rollout
President amends telecoms law
Etisalat allies with Alcatel
Etisalat profits surge in first six months of 2005
Etisalat’s African licence safari
Etisalat to lose monopoly as regulator licenses new telecom provider
Etisalat buys 50% stake in Atlantique
TRA mulling plans to clear path for competition
IBM inks USD125 million telematics deal with UAE government
Etisalat launches first flexible call plans
Etisalat profits up 19% in 2004
Dallab and e-Company agree UAE mobile applications tie-up
Etisalat details international intentions
Etisalat outlines Saudi network rollout plans
Etisalat’s 3G uptake hampered by handset shortages
Etisalat reports 16% hike in profits for H1
Etisalat reports strong Q1 profits ahead of market liberalisation
End of a monopoly era for Etisalat
Thuraya to up Asian and African presence
Etisalat unveils 3G brand
Etisalat hails 3G service
Iridium sets up Middle East network service agreements
Etisalat awards Alcatel IN contract
Etisalat net profit up 19.87% in first nine months
Etisalat enjoys MMS boom
3G in the UAE, good for you and good for me: Etisalat vendor bids
Cellco plans 3G launch within 18 months