UAE tops the world in fibre optic connections

The FTTH Council puts the UAE ahead of its peers such as Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong

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UAE tops the world in fibre optic connections Etisalat has invested more than AED 30 billion in its network infrastructure, said CEO Al Abdooli.
By  David Ndichu Published  February 26, 2018

The UAE has the highest Fibre to the Home (FTTH) penetration in the world.

According to the industry body the FTTH Council, the UAE has a coverage of 94.3% compared to countries such as Singapore (90.3%), South Korea (81.6%), Hong Kong (75.6%) and Japan (69.1%). This is the second year in a row the UAE has topped the global rankings.

Etisalat, the largest service provider in the UAE, has invested more than AED 31 billion in the network infrastructure, according to Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO of Etisalat Group. This has led to the launch of innovative services meeting the growing demand and changing requirements of our customers across the country, said Al Abdooli.

With this network in place, Etisalat can deliver upto 1GBps for its Etisalat eLife home customers. eLife TV today includes the countrys widest portfolio of on-demand movies and TV series with 150 TV channels in High Definition. 

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