The UAE has a fast, efficient telecommunications network. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is responsible for the management of every aspect of the telecommunications and information technologies in the UAE.
In 2016, the UAE continued to lead the Arab world in terms of networked readiness with a global ranking of 26, according to World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report. This demonstrates the robust nature of the UAE's telecommunications sector and the government's success in leveraging advancements in the information and communication technologies to drive economic productivity and social development.
Two telecommunications operators, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du), are serving the UAE telecommunications sector. Both operators are licensed to provide public telecommunication services, which include landline, mobile phone, internet and satellite TV connections.
Other licensed telecommunication service providers include: