Emirates Telecommunications Corporation(ETISALAT)
Founded in 1976, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) provides telecommunication services in the UAE, and is one of the Middle East’s leading providers of telecom services, media and equipment. Etisalat offers a variety of hi-tech telecommunication, wireless communication and data communication services, which are provided in conjunction with its subsidiaries: Emirates Vision, Emirates Telecommunications and Marine Services. It also owns stakes in Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications, Zanzibar Telecom Limited and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily).
Etisalat is recognized as one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, and is the leading operator in the Middle East and Africa, offering various telecommunication services such as fixed line, mobile and Internet services in all parts of the UAE, thus contributing to making the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the telecoms sector. Etisalat was ranked among the top 140 companies in the world in terms of market capitalization by the Financial Times. It also came 6th among the top 100 companies in the Middle East in terms of revenues and market capitalization, according to the London-based The Middle East Magazine. It is currently one of the largest contributors to the Federal Budget, and is an award-winning socially responsible corporation.