UAE mobile penetration tops in region

UAE mobile penetration tops in region. (REUTERS)

The UAE's mobile penetration rate, at 193.5 per cent in Q3 2009, is the highest in the Arab World, a new report confirmed yesterday. Etisalat and du, the UAE's two telecom operators, between them have a mobile subscriber base that is almost double the country's population.

An Emirates Business research said the total number of mobile subscribers in the UAE at the end of 2009 stood at more than 11.2 million while population is expected to have reached more than 5.7 million.


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