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Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, branded trade name Etisalat, is a UAE based telecommunications services provider, currently operating in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As of February 2012, Etisalat is the 15th largest mobile network operator in the world, with a total customer base of more than 135 million. Etisalat was named the most powerful company in the UAE by Forbes Middle East in 2012
On 10 February 2011, Etisalat reported net revenue of USD $8.4 billion and net profits of USD US$2.078bn. It is one of the only two telecommunications service provider companies in the country, the other one being Emirates Integrated Telecom.
Etisalat is one of the Internet hubs in the Middle East, 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 in New York, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore. As of December 2011 Etisalat announced the commercial launch of Etisalat 4G “Long Term Evolution” Network.