Emirates Telecommunication Corporation – Etisalat was founded in 1976 as a joint-stock company between International Aeradio Limited, a British Company, and local partners. In 1983 the ownership structure changed – United Arab Emirates government held a 60% share in the company and the remaining 40% were publicly traded.

In 1991 the UAE central government issued Federal Law No. 1, which gave the corporation the right to provide the telecommunications wired and wireless services in the country and between UAE and other countries. It also gave the firm the right to issue licenses for owning, importing, manufacturing, using or operating telecommunication equipment. This practically gave Etisalat both regulatory and control powers, which completed the monopoly of the telecom giant in the UAE. In order to safeguard the country's economic development, the law made provisions for the development of the telecommunication sector in the country.

The increase of exchange lines from 36,000 in 1976 to more than 737,000 in 1998 was one of the important indicators of Etisalat network's growth and development.

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Kings, S. (2018). HISTORY OF EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION (ESTISALAT). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/history-of-emirates-telecommunication-corporation-estisalat-6483

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Kings, Solomon "HISTORY OF EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION (ESTISALAT)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/history-of-emirates-telecommunication-corporation-estisalat-6483. Accessed 26 May. 2024.


Kings, Solomon . "HISTORY OF EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION (ESTISALAT)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/history-of-emirates-telecommunication-corporation-estisalat-6483 >.


Kings, Solomon . "HISTORY OF EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION (ESTISALAT)" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/history-of-emirates-telecommunication-corporation-estisalat-6483

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