Etisalat doubles broadband speeds for free in UAE


Etisalat doubles broadband speeds for free in UAE

The upgrade boosts UAE's competitiveness standing in global fixed broadband speed index.

By Staff Report

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Published: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 6:42 AM

Last updated: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 8:51 AM

Etisalat has announced a new broadband speed upgrade for its business and home subscribers.
The upgrade is in line with Etisalat's overall strategy of 'Driving the digital future to empower societies', the company said in a statement.
All new and existing business customers subscribed to broadband services such as 'Business in a Box' and 'Business Quick Start' will now get access to double the speed for free starting from 100Mbps going up to 600Mbps.
For home customers on 'eLife Unlimited', the entry-level plan 'eLife Starter' now offers speeds up to 100Mbps.
The move will enhance UAE's competitiveness standing in the global fixed broadband speed index, increasing broadband penetration and business productivity in the country, the release said.
The move follows the doubling of broadband speed across the entire 'eLife Unlimited' plan line-up for consumers last month.
Salvador Anglada, Group Chief Business Officer, Etisalat, said: "We are delighted to offer this complimentary upgrade to our business customers, giving them the professional edge with much higher speeds and making their businesses future ready. The double speed upgrade is Etisalat's commitment to make our technology work for businesses and individuals, enabling them to grow their business and stand out from the competition.
As for home customers, Etisalat has already doubled the speed of 'eLife Unlimited', which also introduced a 'Commitment Free' option, which does away  with the minimum commitment period for subscribers."
The entry-level business broadband plans for new customers now offer speeds starting from 100Mbps with no change in price.
Etisalat's flagship all-in-one bundle 'Business in a Box' provides one-stop solution to businesses that include high speed internet, advanced IP telephony, business-grade office devices, applications, 24/7 support and more.
 The 'eLife Unlimited Sports and Entertainment' plans offer speeds up to 250Mbps while the 'eLIfe Premium' plans offer speeds up to 500Mbps and 1Gbps.
This change represents the first time 100Mbps has been offered as an entry-level speed for consumers in the UAE, it said.
For more information on Etisalat's 'Business in a Box', 'Business Quick Start' and 'eLife Unlimited' plans with the higher Internet speeds, visit, the release added.

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