Etisalat is the UAE's leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the GCC. As well as establishing several "firsts" over almost four decades of operations, Etisalat has deployed many innovative mobile and fixed technologies that have helped the UAE maintain its position as a leading global ICT economy. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as we serve almost 11 million customers in the UAE.
We currently have the widest coverage of 3G and 4G mobile technologies in the UAE. We have established an extensive Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) network, making the UAE rank as the most fibre-connected country in the world with 85 percent fibre-optic penetration. Connecting more than 1.3 million homes in the UAE, our FTTH network enables an ultrafast residential Internet network speed of 500 Mbps, one of the highest recorded in the world. We built the UAE's first and the region's widest 4G LTE network in 2011. We have an extensive network of over 680 international roaming partners.
Over the years, we have transformed into a fully integrated telecom operator and ICT solutions provider. In support of the UAE's goal to create smarter cities by digitising initiatives, we have brought smarter services into every aspect of our customer offerings. We provide a range of end-to-end managed solutions to a range of industry verticals. We also deliver wholesale products and services to communications services providers.
Etisalat has pioneered several 'green' initiatives such as Emirates Energy Star (EES) which have directly impacted the UAE's carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions.