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Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 21:22:22 +0400
From: Saleem Mohd Al-Balooshi
To: Karl Kurien
Cc: Mahir El-Fadil , Steve G Huter ,
Abdulla A. Hashim
Subject: Re: Internet Updates in the Emirates
Wa Alikum Al Salam,
> Would you have any updated information about :
> 1) What is the total international bandwidth to the UAE at this time ?
ETISALAT is the only providers for Internet services in UAE.
We operate 2 networks:
1. Emirates Internet: The local ISP which provides all internet services in
2. Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX): The 1st NAP in the region which provides
internet connectivity to the ISPs in the region.
For more detail about EMIX network pls. visit
In addition to 45Mbps to GTE shown in the diagram, we have activated the 2nd
45Mbps to UUnet in 20/10/99.
> In terms of ISPs would you know which are the main connectivity providers,
> and where they connect to outside the UAE (i.e Upstream to the US or
> Europe etc.) and where their POP (point of presence) is established ?
> ISP in AE Link Type Bandwidth Upstream POP location
========= =========== =========== ================ ==============
Emirates Internet Fiber 45mbps EMIX Dubai and AbuDhabi
> 2) What is the total estimated number of Internet users in the UAE at this
> time (including store-and-forward networks) ?
Total Dialup users = 130,000 Users.
Total Leased Line users around 100,000
> 3) What is the cost of a 64kbps leased line IP connection in UAE at
> this time (including the dedicated line charges to the local telco) ?
http://www.emirates.net.ae/services.html this site includes the charges for
all the services provide by emirates internet.