ABU DHABI: UAE is ranked No. 1 for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration in 2016 among all its global counterparts, according to the leading industry body FTTH Council.
The council published its annual report recently that highlighted UAE with a coverage of 93.7 per cent compared to countries such as Qatar (87.9 per cent), Singapore (85.4 per cent), South Korea (79.8 per cent), Hong Kong (73.7 per cent) and Japan (53.9 per cent).
UAE was shortlisted in the category of countries with a FTTH penetration of over 40 per cent. There were 11 countries in this category.
Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO, Etisalat Group, said: “This achievement was only possible due to the long-term vision of the UAE leadership of development and modernisation. Etisalat has worked in line with this strategy investing more than Dhs28 billion in the network infrastructure. This has led to the launch of innovative services meeting the growing demand and changing requirements of our customers across the country and making the capital the first city globally to be covered with a fiber optic network.