Reaching 10 million subscriber mark this year, doubling the subscriber tally in last 4 years and penetrating 200% in telecom sector; all are branded as a success of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE in their effort to enhance and foster growth and development of telecommunication usage in the small country of middle east.
Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, authority in telecom sector in UAE commented that "these results confirms the decision of the UAE to introduce competition in the market has been beneficial".
Despite the recent economic depression, similar kind of growth has been found in other countries in middle east last year.
47% increase of subscription in this region in 2008 than that of the previous year placed the area among the world’s fastest growing mobile penetration zone. Mobile penetration in Arab countries reached 56% at the end of 2008.