Motorola has announced a network expansion and optimisation contract with Etisalat to enhance the operator’s wireless network in the Northern Emirates. The expansion is designed to increase subscriber capacity and enable Etisalat to offer EDGE based services to its subscribers in the region.
In a separate announcement Etisalat announced that wireless penetration in the UAE stood at 120% at the end of June 2006, taking the UAE to the top of the list of Arab nations, and placing it among the highest in the world. The latest figures were arrived at following an official census of the UAE population which showed that the total population of the UAE is 4.1 million. Etisalat’s mobile customer base exceeds five million.