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UAE’s Etisalat recognised as world’s fastest mobile network

UAE’s Etisalat recognised as world’s fastest mobile network

Previously, Etisalat won the Speedtest Awards for fastest mobile network worldwide in Q1-Q2 and Q2-Q3 2020

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The UAE’s largest telco Etisalat has been recognised as the world’s fastest mobile network operator in Q2-Q3 2020 in a new ranking from Speedtest by Ookla.

The ranking is based on analysis by Ookla of millions of tests actively initiated by customers across every network to check internet speeds using various web and mobile platforms.

The Speedtest Awards for top network providers are determined using a ‘Speed Score’ that measures a provider’s network speeds (download and upload) to rank network speed performance.

Etisalat registered a download speed of 115.89 Mbps and an overall ranking in the ‘Speed Score’ at 98.78 Mbps, It is the only operator globally to rank higher than 90 according to the Ookla Speedtest data, reported news agency WAM.

Etisalat also won the Speedtest Awards for both fastest mobile network worldwide in Q1-Q2 and Q2-Q3 in 2020, and fastest fixed broadband network in Q3-Q4 2019.

Other global telecom operators that were included in the top 10 ranking included TELUS in Canada, SK Telecom in South Korea, Mobile China in China, T-Mobile in the Netherlands.

“This is a milestone achievement and a testament to our relentless efforts towards our strategy and vision to ‘Drive the digital future to empower societies’,” said Hatem Dowidar, acting CEO, Etisalat Group and CEO at Etisalat International as well as a board member of GSMA.

“Our corporate strategy has enabled us to consistently push boundaries, by responding swiftly to the global digital advancements and proactively deliver cutting-edge services and solutions to our customers.”

Doug Suttles, CEO and co-founder of Ookla, added: ” I am honoured to recognise Etisalat UAE with the fastest mobile network in the world. This is a truly momentous accolade and one that Etisalat absolutely deserves.

“Etisalat is at the top of the world in terms of network speed and is officially the world’s fastest mobile network. In addition to being awarded as the fastest mobile operator, Etisalat is also recognised with the fastest fixed broadband network in the GCC and Arabian region.

Last week, Etisalat reported Dhs2.4bn in consolidated net profits for Q3 2020, a 6 per cent rise year-on-year.

Its aggregate subscriber base also reached 149 million, representing a 1 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year.

Read: UAE telco Etisalat reports 6% rise in net profit for Q3 2020

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