Communications in The United Arab Emirates

Communications in The United Arab Emirates

Emirati Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.385 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 7.595 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile-cellular telephones; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubai domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber optic and coaxial cable international: country code - 971; linked to the international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia

Radio broadcast stations: AM 13, FM 8, shortwave 2 (2004)

Television broadcast stations: 15 (2004)

Internet country code: .ae

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 2.3 million (2007)

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