It time to blow the trumpet now, UAE’s Etisalat has said that their network has the widest coverage in both 3G and 4G service in comparison to its number one rival, Du.
By the end of 2013, Etisalat has increased the number of base stations to 6000 and anticipates an increase of 1500 by the end of this year. The telecommunications company has managed to make 99.8 percent of the country its faithful clients and the future up grade will see indoor coverage get a major boost.
“Etisalat always strives to provide the highest level of service enabling customers to utilise all services over the network. Recent studies conducted by Etisalat indicate that more than 65 percent of mobile calls are made within buildings and premises. Therefore, we have continuously enhanced indoor coverage despite the fact that we already lead in providing the best indoor coverage with high quality service and download speeds, according to the recent report from the TRA,” said Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Business Planning and Technology Evolution.
Etisalat has now conducted testing on the 4G networks reaching speeds of 300mbps.