It topped the ranking among 135 countries on the Ookla Index for the first quarter of 2021

The UAE is the first in the world in the speed of mobile phone networks

The speed of downloading data in the UAE on the phone reached 178.52 Mbps in March.


The UAE ranked first in the international ranking as the fastest mobile phone network in the world according to the index of "Ookla" for the first quarter of this year, which is a world leader in testing the speed of fixed broadband and mobile phone networks and analyzing the speed of downloading and sending data.

This achievement is in addition to the series of achievements made by the UAE, coinciding with the announcement of the year 2021 as the fiftieth year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE.

And Etisalat stated, in a statement issued yesterday, that the speed of downloading data in the UAE on mobile phones reached 178.52 megabits per second in March.

The UAE also topped the rankings in January, with a download speed of 183.03 megabits per second, and February with a download speed of 177.10 megabits per second.

The Speed ​​Test Global Index monitors internet speeds in more than 135 countries on a monthly basis. This classification is based on an accurate analysis of millions of tests that customers perform monthly to verify internet speeds.

The speed of the mobile network is one of the most important factors contributing to the well-being, economic prosperity, and social communication in countries.

Such achievements also contribute to enabling future innovations, supporting the national agenda in the communications and information technology sector, and raising productivity in the business sector, among others.

The lead in this index is a new achievement for the UAE and for the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government, which reflects Etisalat's commitment to achieving its strategy of "leading the digital future to empower societies."

• The new classification is based on a careful analysis of millions of tests that customers perform each month to verify internet speeds.

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