Etisalat provides automatic 3.5G upgrade

29 Mar 2007

UAE incumbent and former monopoly cellco Etisalat has announced the introduction of a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) package that will allow customers access to its 3.5G network without having to pay line rental or registration fees. All subscribers currently using 3.5G/3G enabled handsets have automatically been upgraded to the PAYG option. Etisalat now claims over 850,000 3G customers, and has a 3.5G HSDPA (high speed download packet access) network covering ‘over 90% of the populated areas of the UAE. The cellco launched 3G services in December 2003, following that up with the introduction of 3.5G HSDPA services in December 2005.

United Arab Emirates, Etisalat UAE