Etisalat expands roaming coverage

UAE incumbent can now offer roaming services in 186 countries

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By  Roger Field Published  June 17, 2008

UAE telecom operator Etisalat has increased its international coverage by adding 150 operators to its global roaming services network.

Etisalat now has the widest international coverage in the Middle East with more than 510 partners worldwide, according to Essa Al Haddad, chief marketing officer. The extended network enables Etisalat customers to use their mobiles in 186 countries.

Meanwhile, Etisalat has also extended its mobile data services by forging various roaming agreements. The company can now offer its customers Blackberry services in more than 120 countries, Al Haddad said.

"The UAE has diverse communities with high demand for traveling abroad for business or to visit friends and family. Etisalat is obliged to meet the communication needs of this multinational community and our international roaming services enable customers to stay connected wherever they are," Al Haddad said.

"We are proud to announce that we are now offering truly global roaming services specially designed for travellers, through the largest international network in the region in partnership with 510 providers across the globe," he added.

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