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UAE is ranked no. 1 for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration in 2016 among all its global counterparts, according to the leading industry body FTTH Council.

The council published its annual report recently that highlighted UAE with a coverage of 93.7 percent compared to countries such as Qatar (87.9 percent), Singapore (85.4 percent), South Korea (79.8 percent), Hong Kong (73.7 percent) and Japan (53.9 percent).

UAE was shortlisted in the category of countries with a FTTH penetration of over 40 percent. There were 11 countries in this category.

Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO, Etisalat Group, said: "This achievement was only possible due to the long term vision of the UAE leadership of development and modernization. Etisalat has worked in line with this strategy investing more than AED 28 billion in the network infrastructure. This has led to the launch of innovative services meeting the growing demand and changing requirements of our customers across the country and making the capital the first city globally to be covered with a fiber optic network."

"With network enhancement and expansion Etisalat has also focused on investing in innovation and next generation technologies and services. This is in line to provide the best customer experience to our subscriber base and position our UAE leadership on a global map in the ICT sector as well as other sectors"

Etisalat eLife customers now experience a high speed network at 1GBps enjoying the best in entertainment due to exclusive partnerships with leading TV entertainment international providers. eLife TV also includes the country’s widest portfolio of on-demand movies and TV series with 150 TV channels in High Definition.

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