United Arab Emirates maintains world leadership in fiber to the home penetration – Dubai Blog


The United Arab Emirates ranks number one for the highest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) penetration among all its peers, maintaining a consistent lead since 2016, according to the industry-leading body FTTH Council.

The council published its annual report showing the countries with the highest penetration of fiber optic networks globally. The report highlighted the United Arab Emirates as the number one country with fiber network coverage surpassing Singapore, China, South Korea and Hong Kong.

The report’s data shows 20 countries that have achieved penetration rates above 50 percent. The top 5 global ranking is led by the UAE with 97 percent, followed by Singapore (95.8%), China (94.9%), South Korea (91.1%) and Hong Kong (86.2). %).

Etisalat UAE, the telecommunications pillar of e&, has always led with its network as the backbone of its long-term strategy to enable and drive digital transformation. Today’s announcement is a testament to the fact that it has maintained a consistent leadership in FTTH penetration, setting a benchmark in the global telecommunications industry. This achievement was only possible thanks to the continued support and vision of the UAE leadership in infrastructure development and modernization.

Etisalat UAE has continuously invested in digital transformation, mobile and fiber network. This has led to the launch of innovative services that meet the growing demand and changing requirements of Etisalat UAE’s clients.

Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO, Etisalat UAE, said: “Our commitment to staying aligned with the UAE leadership’s digitization ambitions has enabled us to deliver best-in-class innovative solutions, leverage advanced technologies such as 5G, and maintain our leading edge. . state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure offerings.

“We are in the era of the ‘connectivity renaissance’: the best time to take advantage of the limitless possibilities that lie ahead so that we can imagine, innovate and implement ideas that drive intelligent connectivity and maximize value creation for our customers in all aspects. segments The network forms an important component of this digital transformation journey. Etisalat UAE has also continuously focused on investing in innovation and next-generation technologies and services to expand its infrastructure.”

In today’s connected world, with an increased need for computing and connectivity capabilities, a network so advanced is required that it also enables the implementation of futuristic technologies such as augmented reality, robotics and artificial intelligence. Consumers can experience the high performance and capabilities required in advanced gaming, streaming, applications, and entertainment with a high-speed network.

For businesses, digital transformation will play a critical role in enabling the support of advanced technologies, applications, and use cases. This will be key to success and the next level of development that leads Etisalat UAE to play a bigger role in the digital lives of consumers and businesses. This forms the backbone of a robust network and one of the most advanced in the region and the world.

Etisalat Group has changed its brand identity to e&with effect from February 23, 2022. Its strategy aims to accelerate growth through the creation of a resilient business model that represents the main business pillars of the Group.

the telecommunications Currently, the business continues to operate led by Etisalat UAE in the local e& market and by existing subsidiaries for international operations, maintaining the Group’s rich telecommunications heritage, reinforcing the solid telecommunications network and maximizing value for the various customer segments. of the group. Increase digital services for individual customers to elevate their digital lifestyle first, e& life brings next-generation technologies through smart connectivity platforms in entertainment, retail, and fintech. To enable the digital transformation of governments, large-scale businesses and corporations, e& company focuses on maximizing value through its end-to-end solutions in cybersecurity, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the deployment of megaprojects. e & capital allows the Group to focus its efforts on driving new mergers and acquisitions while maximizing value for shareholders and strengthening the global presence.

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