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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

ETISALAT Announces net profit of Dh2.87bn in first 8 months

Posted on 04/10/2005

The board of Directors of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi yesterday under the Chairmanship of Mohammed Hassan Omran, Chairman and CEO of ETISALAT At the beginning of the meeting, the board hailed the wise guidance of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and thanked him for the confidence he placed in the ETISALAT board of Directors through the issuance of Federal Decree Number 96/2005 of 26th September, 2005, on the ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT showcases 'ETISALAT Messenger' service during GITEX 2005

Posted on 01/10/2005

Visitors to the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - ETISALAT - stand at GITEX 2005 can see the demonstration of the 'ETISALAT Messenger'. This is an instant messaging service for the mobile phone that enables its users to constantly remain connected over ETISALAT's network. The user of this service can be in touch with users of other messenger services also, including all programmes over the Internet such as Yahoo, MSN, Maktoob, AOL, and others. Showcasing this service during GITEX ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT demonstrates television streaming to 3G 'Mubashir' subscribers

Posted on 30/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation-ETISALAT- is demonstrating the Multimedia and TV streaming service for 'Mubashir' 3G subscribers. Visitors to the ETISALAT stand will be able to view multimedia content in real time, with their 3G mobile phone screen displaying the images. 'Mubashir' subscribers will soon be able to even access television content when they are on the move. Another key aspect of this facility is that the subscriber can set his mobile phone to show video from a security ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT enables greater coordination between PC and mobiles

Posted on 28/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation-ETISALAT, is demonstrating another key Corporate communication tool that is aimed at improving productivity and efficiency among corporate executives. 'Email on the Move' allows the user's mobile phone to act as an extension of his enterprise mail or personal mail, with the email itself being displayed on the mobile phone. The phone and his mail server are synchronized to grant him full access to his email and all its features through his handheld ...  >>MORE

TRA launches ICT Development Fund

Posted on 28/09/2005

The UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced the establishment of an open-ended telecom fund, ICT Development Fund, to promote research and development in the country's information technology and telecom sector, that will be financed primarily through an annual fee levied on telecom operators. The ICT Fund will be created in accordance with Decision No. 1 of 2005, issued by the Supreme Committee for the Supervision of the Telecommunications Sector, headed by Sultan ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT demonstrates Location-based Services for mobile users

Posted on 27/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- is demonstrating an innovative service entitled 'Location-based Services' (LBS) at its GITEX stand. The service enables subscribers to identify geographical locations all over the UAE, as well as identify the location of any mobile phone in use through a detailed digital map forwarded to the subscriber's mobile by ETISALAT. The service will provide the business sector with the advantage of identifying the addresses of institutions, ...  >>MORE

UAE's second telecom operator all set to be unveiled in 2006 Q2

Posted on 27/09/2005

The second telecom operator will start functioning in the local market in the second quarter of next year, a top official from the UAE Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) disclosed yesterday. Mohamed Al Ghanem, director-general and board member, TRA, told Khaleej Times that the name of the new operator will be announced before the end of this year. "The matter is now with the Supreme Committee,” he said. The Supreme Committee took the decision for the supervision of the telecommunications ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT likely to be partner of Lebanon telecom company

Posted on 26/09/2005

The UAE's sole telecom operator ETISALAT could be a preferred partner of Leban Telecom the new state-owned telecom company being launched by Lebanon's new government, said a top government official. "The new telecom company will offer a 40 per cent partnership to local or foreign telecom operators and we see a strong participation from our brothers in the UAE," Marwan Hamade, Lebanon's Minister for Telecommunication, told Gulf News yesterday. The new company will be launched within the next ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT demonstrates payment modes

Posted on 26/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- is demonstrating the latest payment modes using a mobile phone at GITEX 2005. With this service, mobile phone users will be able to download m-barcodes or mobile tickets to their handsets, which can then be simply swiped at a counter or point of sale to reflect payment. The mobile ticketing solution allows businesses to send a digital ticket or coupon in the form of a 1d or 2d barcode to a mobile phone. Validation of the coupon is done by ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT ready for competition: Omran

Posted on 25/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation -ETISALAT- announced today its full readiness to operate in a competitive environment, following the deregulation of the telecom sector by the UAE Federal Government last year. During his opening speech of the Arab Business Forum for Information & Communication Technology in Dubai today, Mohammad Hassan Omran, ETISALAT's CEO stated: "The imminent launch of the second telecom operator in the UAE, we feel, will broaden the market and provide consumers ...  >>MORE

Wasel users can now opt for post-paid GSM service

Posted on 25/09/2005

ETISALAT has announced that prepaid 'Wasel' mobile users now have the option of switching to the postpaid GSM system while retaining their current cellphone numbers. The option is being offered free of charge according to Mohammed Al Fahim, Executive Vice-President, Marketing, ETISALAT. "We decided to launch this offer after market studies showed that many customers wish to upgrade to the postpaid GSM mobile services, which enables them to receive detailed monthly bills and negates the need ...  >>MORE

Postpaid call facility for Al Wasel mobile phone users

Posted on 24/09/2005

Mobile phone users fed up of scratching Al Wasel cards will soon be able to keep their numbers and pay monthly bills instead, say sources. Until now, anyone who recharges their credit with Al Wasel scratch cards has been unable to switch to a postpaid account for the same number. However, next week ETISALAT is expected to announce a new policy to coincide with the GITEX Trade Show. "When people come to the UAE they just pick up a Wasel connection,” said a source close to ETISALAT. "Later ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT signs first 3G Roaming agreement

Posted on 23/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- has announced the signing of its first roaming agreement for customers of 'Mubashir', the 3G mobile package. The agreement was signed between ETISALAT and Smart Tone, a Hong Kong based mobile operator. Customers of ETISALAT and Smart Tone can roam in each others networks, and use all the features available on the 3G networks, including video calling and conferencing. This agreement will allow customers of ETISALAT and Smart Tone to continue ...  >>MORE

Khalifa forms high committee to supervise communications sector

Posted on 21/09/2005

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a federal decree on Tuesday, forming a high committee to supervise the communications sector. The Decree No. 95/2005 names Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri as Chairman of the Committee with Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Hemeiri , Ahmed Abdullah bin Biyat and Dr. Saeed Abdullah Al Ghafli as members. The decree empowers the committee to invite any experts to its meetings, provided that they would not have the voting rights when it comes to decision ...  >>MORE

UAE's mobile penetration hits 95%

Posted on 12/09/2005

The UAE's mobile penetration has reached 95.12 per cent with subscriptions exceeding 4.1 million in recent weeks among the country's 4.32 million population, said a top official. Emirates Telecommunication Corp (ETISALAT) is expected to achieve 8 million subscribers next year including its international operations through Mobily, Canartel Company and Atlantique Telecom, but excluding Pakistan operations. Mohammad Hassan Omran, ETISALAT's chief executive, yesterday told delagates at a telecom ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT's ISO 9001:2000 certification renewed

Posted on 11/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- has announced that its ISO 9001:2000 certificate, first issued in 2002, has been reviewed and extended for another three years. Eight Departments and Business Units are covered under this certification, and all of them have satisfied the conditions for the extension of the certificate. The Corporation is evaluating methods of getting all departments and Business Units covered under the management programmes and applications required for this ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT launches subscription campaign

Posted on 07/09/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation has announced a campaign to promote the use of the Advanced Toll-free service that allows companies to have their name or generic industry activity as a part of their toll-free number. ETISALAT has been joined by 12 companies that have signed on to this service early and enjoyed increased satisfaction levels from their end customers to mark the first anniversary of the launch of this service in the UAE. Customers who wish to reach companies that ...  >>MORE

Khalifa issues new decree

Posted on 05/09/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree revising some provisions of federal law No. 3 for 2003 regulating the telecommunications sector. According to the decree, articles 2, 26 and 80 (Para 5) of federal law No. 3/2003 shall be replaced with new texts. The text replacing Article 2 reads: "A committee overseeing the telecommunications, to be called the 'Higher Committee for Supervision of Telecommunications Sector', shall be set up from four members, including ...  >>MORE

Palm towers; giant fibre trees replace steel poles

Posted on 04/09/2005

A huge gigantic palm tree has appeared overnight in front of the Burj Al Arab. Standing out from among the other trees, the latest, which is 30 metres in height, has curious passengers stopping by to have a look at it. But it is not a tree, it is a mobile phone tower made of fibre and designed like a palm tree. Erected last Wednesday, the palm-shaped telephone tower will meet the mobile communication needs of the surrounding location and replace the old steel structures. "It is for the ...  >>MORE

Internet likely to be back to normal by this evening, says ETISALAT

Posted on 29/08/2005

Internet users will have to wait until at least this evening before services return to normal after delays hit repair operations on a damaged cable. Computer users will have suffered slow connections for at least four weeks by the time the repairs are completed. It is the second delay to hit the repairs since it follows earlier hopes that services would be fully up and running on Friday and then on Saturday. As reported in Gulf News, ETISALAT's internet services have been slow since the ...  >>MORE

Internet services may be back to normal on Friday

Posted on 24/08/2005

ETISALAT is hoping that internet services in the UAE will be back to normal by Friday after repair work on two cables damaged during bad weather is completed. Internet connections going through ETISALAT have been slow since the beginning of the month after eight of the UAE's 20 internet links to the outside world were broken. Two extra internet links have been added, resulting in a slight improvement in services, but things will not return to normal until the eight severed links are restored. ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT enhances access to 'Maysour' service

Posted on 16/08/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- has announced a change to its 'Maysour' package, a prepaid service for fixed line telephones. Customers can now call 122 instead of 800-8090 to access the toll-free number for the 'Maysour' service. This change to the service shows ETISALAT's commitment to its customers' convenience, and to making their telecommunications experience easier and hassle-free. Customers can subscribe to the 'Maysour' service for Dh170, of which Dh10 is added as ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT Int. appoints lead arrangers to fund US$2.114 billion facility

Posted on 10/08/2005

ETISALAT International, the investment arm of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT), advised by HSBC Amanah, today appointed a group of seven banks to act as mandated lead arrangers in a US$ 2.114 billion facility to finance 90% of its share in the acquisition bid for a 26% stake ('B' shares) in Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited. The mandated lead arrangers have fully underwritten the deal and are committed to fund the transaction. A consortium of ETISALAT and Dubai ...  >>MORE

Damaged cable reduces UAE internet traffic

Posted on 03/08/2005

Internet traffic in the UAE will be affected over the next few days by the failure of a submarine cable, an official said yesterday. Farooq Hasan, Marketing Manager of eCompany, ETISALAT's business unit, said: "A cable linking Mumbai and Penang in Malaysia was cut yesterday and this has currently taken out four of ETISALAT's 19 links. "ETISALAT has redundancy to deal with this kind of situation so users should notice no difference while browsing," he said. "However, broadband customers who ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT joins hands with Alcatel

Posted on 27/07/2005

Alcatel said yesterday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ETISALAT to accompany the UAE company in its worldwide expansion plans. Alcatel has become one of ETISALAT's strategic partners in order to pursue new fixed and mobile markets or business opportunities. Alcatel and ETISALAT will collaborate in the development of business cases, technical feasibility studies, tender submission, marketing, financing solutions linked to the supply and installation of Alcatel ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT web service to be cheaper by year-end

Posted on 26/07/2005

Internet services, especially digital subscriber lines (DSL), both for domestic and business users, are set to be cheaper and faster with additional features by the year-end, as ETISALAT's eCompany unveils a host of benefits. By the fourth quarter of this year Al Shamil customers domestic users of DSL, will get double the subscribed speed at no extra cost either for upgrades or monthly rates. For example, those who have subscribed to 512 kbps (kilobits per second of speed) will be ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT, Sudan’s Unity sign MoU

Posted on 25/07/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, ETISALAT, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sudan company, ‘Unity', to launch its training programmes, including the easyLearning programme. Unity is one of the investment partners of Kanartel, the company that provides telecommunication services to Sudan. According to the memorandum, Unity will handle the equipment of the training centre and the implementation of the marketing plan, whereas the Academy will carry out the training programmes ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT rings up 23% rise in net

Posted on 18/07/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) reported a 23.21 per cent increase in net profits for the first half of this year to a whopping Dh2.11 billion, up from Dh1.71 billion for the corresponding period last year. Compared to last year's 19 per cent growth in profits which at the end of 2004 stood at Dh3.4 billion, ETISALAT's net profit is now poised to cross Dh4 billion by the end of this calendar year. Its net revenues also rose 23.17 per cent to Dh6.2 billion compared to Dh5.03 ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT certificate gets Virginia accreditation

Posted on 12/07/2005

For the first time since the global launch of easy learning programmes by the UN, the Virginia State University, VSU, Supreme Academy Board announced that it has accredited the easy learning certificate offered by ETISALAT Academy. The signing ceremony was held recently at Blacksburg City in Virginia in the presence of representatives from VSU and the UN. As per the agreement, VSU and Serebra, G-77 (ICWFD) and ETISALAT Academy will issue accredited certificates to students who complete any ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT restores Pakistan's internet link

Posted on 06/07/2005

ETISALAT's Emirates Telecommunications and Marine Services - E-marine today completed drilling operations to recover faulty sub-sea cable 15 Kilometres off the Pakistani city of Karachi. According to Mashkour Hussain, Spokesman of the Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation, E-marine's engineers are expected to fix the cable and put it back to operation later in the day. "The engineers carried out successful tests. It is hoped that every thing will be back to normal within the next 24 hours," ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT Board announces financial results and dividend

Posted on 05/07/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, ETISALAT, Monday announced net profits of AED 1.7 billion, a 22 per cent increase over the amount of AED 1.4 billion for the same period last year. In a meeting today chaired by Dr. Mohamed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Chairman of ETISALAT, the Board approved a dividend at the rate of 25 per cent of nominal value of shares to all shareholders. The interim dividend will be with effect from 20th July 2005, and all shareholders registered in the shareholders ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT is officially becomes PTCL stake holder

Posted on 02/07/2005

Islamabad- The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) has officially become a 26 percent stake holder of the Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd. (PTCL). The agreement on purchase of management stake was signed today by Obaid Saeed bin Meshar, Chief Executive Officer of ETISALAT International and Tehseen Iqbal, Secretary Privatization Commission of Pakistan (PCP). Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Pakistani Minister for Privatization, who attended the signing ceremony, described the ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT launches the 7th Telecom Buyer's Guide

Posted on 28/06/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - ETISALAT - has announced the launch of the 7th Telecom Buyer's Guide. This handy reference guidebook lists all approved telecom equipment and their respective vendors, so that customers can be assured of the products that are fully compatible with the Telecommunication Networks. The 7th Telecom Buyer's Guide is produced in cooperation with INSIGHTS Middle East, and lists telecom equipment in categories like Fax, GSM/3G Handsets, ISDN/ADSL, Modem and ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT wins stake in PTCL

Posted on 19/06/2005

The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) was awarded today a 26 percent stake of the state-owned Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) after offering the highest bid of 2.58 billion US dollars with 1.96 dollars per share. ETISALAT beat a fierce competition from China Mobile of China and SingTel of Singapore who offered 1.66 dollar and 0.88 cents per share respectively. ETISALAT has paid 40 million dollars in advance. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT qualifies for the final bid of PTCL

Posted on 18/06/2005

Karachi - ETISALAT among three foreign companies including Singaporean SingTel have each deposited $40 million with privatisation authorities to make final bids for Pakistan's biggest telecom firm, officials said yesterday. ETISALAT from the United Arab Emirates and China Mobile joined Singtel in putting down the cash ahead of today's bidding for a 26 per cent stake in state-run Pakistan Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (PTCL). The bidding is going ahead as scheduled despite an earlier stand off ...  >>MORE

e-marine completes Block 2 of SEA-ME-WE-4 project

Posted on 17/06/2005

Emirates Telecommunications and Marine Services FZE (e-marine) has announced the completion of phase 2 of SEA-ME-WE-4 project and all associated ancillary work that it was responsible for. The 5200kms submarine cable that aims to connect South East Asia (SEA), Middle East (ME) and Western Europe (WE) is on track to link the regions with added bandwidth capacity. E-marine's cable ship Umm Al Anber finished the phase 2, making it the first block of the entire project to be completed. ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT wins 'Network Pioneer' award for its initiatives on IPv6 in Middle East

Posted on 15/06/2005

ETISALAT has been awarded the Network Pioneer award by Network Middle East magazine for its pioneering work on integrating IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) support into its infrastructure and leading the way in the testing of IPv6 among ISPs in the region. Nasser Salim, Senior manager of Internet & eSolutions from ETISALAT received the award in front of industry professionals at a glittering ceremony to mark the Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2005 in Dubai on June 12. According ...  >>MORE

95% UAE residents own mobile phones

Posted on 08/06/2005

Of every 20 residents in the UAE, as many as 19 own a mobile phone. ETISALAT yesterday announced its mobile phone subscribers crossed the four million mark, giving it a customer base of 95 per cent of the country's 4.2 million population. "A ratio of 19:20 represents one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in the world and confirms ETISALAT's success in finding a winning formula to satisfy its customers across the board," said Mohammad Hassan Omran, chief executive of ETISALAT. ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT key participant in CSR Conference

Posted on 07/06/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation- ETISALAT- has announced that it is a key participant and sponsor of the CSR Summit organized in Dubai under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister. The conference will focus on achievements and responsibilities in Corporate Social Responsibility, and will be an ideal opportunity for ETISALAT to showcase its significant contributions to the country and region. The CSR summit runs ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT to spend US$10b to boost telecom operations abroad

Posted on 04/06/2005

Emirates Telecommunication Corp's investment arm ETISALAT International will get US$1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) from Hong Kong-based Huawei Technologies Investment Co for its international operations. "It will initially provide Dh3.67 billion vending financing but it is not limited and can be increased depending on the investment opportunities and requirements," said Obaid Saeed Bin Mes'har, CEO of ETISALAT International, said at a press conference in Dubai yesterday after the signing of a ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT to make foray into Yemen, Pakistan and Turkey

Posted on 30/05/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corp (ETISALAT) is making determined efforts to reach out beyond the borders of the UAE to look for new opportunities, said a senior official. "After our successful entries into Saudi Arabia and Sudan, ETISALAT is currently about to enter the markets of Yemen, Pakistan and Turkey," said Nasser Bin Obood, deputy CEO. He was speaking at the Connect 2005, the second international telecommunication summit being organised in Dubai by the IIR Telecoms and Technology ...  >>MORE

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ETISALAT Announces net profit of Dh2.87bn in first 8 months


ETISALAT showcases 'ETISALAT Messenger' service during GITEX 2005


ETISALAT demonstrates television streaming to 3G 'Mubashir' subscribers


ETISALAT enables greater coordination between PC and mobiles


TRA launches ICT Development Fund


ETISALAT demonstrates Location-based Services for mobile users


UAE's second telecom operator all set to be unveiled in 2006 Q2


ETISALAT likely to be partner of Lebanon telecom company


ETISALAT demonstrates payment modes


ETISALAT ready for competition: Omran


Wasel users can now opt for post-paid GSM service


Postpaid call facility for Al Wasel mobile phone users


ETISALAT signs first 3G Roaming agreement


Khalifa forms high committee to supervise communications sector


UAE's mobile penetration hits 95%


ETISALAT's ISO 9001:2000 certification renewed


ETISALAT launches subscription campaign


Khalifa issues new decree


Palm towers; giant fibre trees replace steel poles


Internet likely to be back to normal by this evening, says ETISALAT


Internet services may be back to normal on Friday


ETISALAT enhances access to 'Maysour' service


ETISALAT Int. appoints lead arrangers to fund US$2.114 billion facility


Damaged cable reduces UAE internet traffic


ETISALAT joins hands with Alcatel


ETISALAT web service to be cheaper by year-end


ETISALAT, Sudan’s Unity sign MoU


ETISALAT rings up 23% rise in net


ETISALAT certificate gets Virginia accreditation


ETISALAT restores Pakistan's internet link


ETISALAT Board announces financial results and dividend


ETISALAT is officially becomes PTCL stake holder


ETISALAT launches the 7th Telecom Buyer's Guide


ETISALAT wins stake in PTCL


ETISALAT qualifies for the final bid of PTCL


e-marine completes Block 2 of SEA-ME-WE-4 project


ETISALAT wins 'Network Pioneer' award for its initiatives on IPv6 in Middle East


95% UAE residents own mobile phones


ETISALAT key participant in CSR Conference


ETISALAT to spend US$10b to boost telecom operations abroad


ETISALAT to make foray into Yemen, Pakistan and Turkey