UAE telecoms market grows by over 12%

05 October 2015 |


The UAE telecoms market is said to have grown by 12.32% to almost $9 billion (Dh32.8 billion) this year compared to almost $8 billion (Dh29.2 billion) last year.

Revenues were driven largely by mobile, which increased by 14.9% in 2014. The number of active mobile subscriptions rose by 4.6% in 2014 compared to the previous year.

According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, the country has over 2.1 million fixed line subscriptions, 16.82 million mobile subscriptions and one million internet subscriptions.

“The many positive trends illustrated within the review are a testament to the strategic vision and operational expertise of Etisalat and du, and also to the continued oversight of the sector by the TRA,” said Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, deputy director general for UAE telecommunication sector.