Etisalat is the largest telecommunication corporation in the GCC. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi UAE, Etisalat serves 11.6 million customers and over 300,000 small, medium and large enterprises and government customers in the UAE.
Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC, is a multinational Emirati based telecommunications services provider, currently operating in 15 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As of February 2014, Etisalat is the 14th largest mobile network operator in the world, with a total customer base of more than 167 million. But it must be noted that it is the only net provider in UAE Etisalat was named the most powerful company in the United Arab Emirates by Forbes Middle East in 2012.
On 31 December 2015, Etisalat reported consolidated revenue of AED51.7 billion and net profits of AED8.3 billion. The total market capitalization of the company currently is AED87.7 billion.
Etisalat is one of the Internet hubs in the Middle East (AS8966), providing connectivity to other telecommunications operators in the region. It is also the largest carrier of international voice traffic in the Middle East and Africa and the 12th largest voice carrier in the world. As of October 2008, Etisalat has 510 roaming agreements covering 186 countries and enabling BlackBerry, 3G, GPRS and voice roaming. Etisalat operates Points of Presence (PoP) in New York, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore. In December 2011 Etisalat announced the commercial launch of Etisalat 4G LTE Network.