UAE dial-up subscriber base grows by 54 percent in 2001
Emirates Internet & Multimedia (EIM) has announced that it has slashed registration fees for its dial-up Internet service by 50 percent to 100 Emirati dirhams. EIM had posted 54 percent year on year growth in dial-up Internet subscribers in 2001, according to a company press release.
“This growth is even more commendable, when we take into account that when Internet services were first launched in the country in 1995, there were only 2,503 subscribers,” said Maroua Naim, EIM General Manager.
At the end of 2001, the subscriber base for EIM’s dial-up service in the country stood at 256,326. With an Internet penetration rate of over 28 percent, which is the highest in the region, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already secured its place as one of the top 20 most wired nations in the world.
EIM also offers ISDN services, as well as broadband Internet services for residential and businesses users in the country, based on the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology. — (menareport.com)
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