Etisalat has the world's fastest mobile network for the second year in a row

Ookla, a leader in broadband and mobile network speed testing and data download and transmission speed analysis, has confirmed that Etisalat has outperformed Etisalat globally for the second year in a row by retaining the title of "The World's Fastest Mobile Network" for 2021.

This global achievement strengthens the position of the United Arab Emirates, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its founding, making the UAE the fastest in the world on the mobile speed index.

This is in line with the government's aspirations to achieve leadership, growth and a bright future.

The award was received by Masoud M.

Sherif Mahmoud, CEO of Etisalat Emirates Operations at Etisalat's headquarters in Dubai, in the presence of Eng. Hatem Dowidar, CEO of Etisalat Group and a group of telecommunications officials in various departments, including the technology department.

This rating is based on Ookla's careful analysis of millions of tests performed by customers across each network to check internet speeds, using different applications on mobile platforms. The rating is given by Speedtest Awards™ to the best network operators and is determined using the Speed ​​Score™ Which includes a measurement of the download and transmission speeds of each operator, in a way that contributes to the overall network speed performance rating.

Etisalat succeeded in achieving a record download speed of 193.88 Mbps with a speed rating of 153.05, to be the only operator around the world to obtain a rating above "150" according to the Ookla® Speedtest® index.

In addition to the title of "The World's Fastest Mobile Network", according to the Speedtest Awards™ data, Etisalat was also awarded the title of "The Fastest Fixed Broadband Network in the GCC" for the first and second quarters of 2021.

Etisalat's investments over the past years succeeded in building one of the most modern communications networks in the world, which mainly contributed to improving the overall performance of the UAE on global indicators, to be ranked first in the world between January and June of 2021 in terms of data download speed. According to the "Speedtest Global Index".

The Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Emirates Operations, Masoud M. Sherif Mahmoud: "This international achievement demonstrates the importance of the determination and sincere efforts of the wise leadership to build a distinguished country in all sectors, and for the UAE to become at the forefront of the digital scene regionally and globally, and (Etisalat) is proud to be a pivotal part in this inspiring journey coinciding with the 50th anniversary of continuous success, during which the UAE was able to occupy the leading ranks that history will write with letters of light.”

Masoud attributed this great achievement to the unlimited support Etisalat receives from the wise leadership through an endless series of incentives and the provision of the necessary environment to rise to the top, in addition to Etisalat's flexible and renewable strategy represented in "leading the digital future to empower societies", which contributed to our march to build the latest The best communications networks in the markets in which we operate, as we strive to enhance the added value of all our partners and achieve our goals of pioneering digital innovation towards a better future.”

The high mobile internet speeds contribute to enriching subscribers’ experiences and improving the level of mobile internet services that everyone has come to rely on, in addition to supporting the business sector in various fields.

Etisalat was the pioneer in introducing previous generations of telecom networks in the region such as 3G, 4G and 5G.

Etisalat has previously won the title of the world's fastest mobile network and the fastest broadband network in the region at the "Speedtest Awards" for the year 2020. remotely, and provide subscribers with the best home entertainment services.

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