We know, we had to do a double-take after that headline – but it’s true, Etisalat is officially the fastest mobile network in the world.
The Speedtest was run by Ookla, a well-known web service that tests how fast your connection is. And Etisalat was ranked the fastest phone network in the world over the last few months with a speed of 98.78.
The Top 1o also featured SK Telecom (South Korea), Ooredoo (Qatar), Vivacom (Bulgaria), T-Mobile (Netherlands), TELUS (Canada), Telenor (Norway), Vodafone (Albania). Plus China Mobile (China), Hrvatski Telecom (Croatia) and Telia (Lithuania).
“On behalf of Ookla, it is my distinct honour to recognize Etisalat for providing the fastest mobile internet connectivity in the world. To achieve peak network performance among all of the world’s many leading operators is a truly momentous accolade. The Etisalat team has worked exhaustively to not only ensure that their customers receive exceptional performance but also to set the bar that all other network operators around the world should strive for,” said Doug Suttles, CEO of Oookla.
Well done Etisalat!
Remote UAE visa
Dubai has updated part of its visa rules and is now offering a one-year remote working visa for those living abroad. Which means it’s the perfect time to put those fast internet speeds to the test.
What the news effectively means is that remote working from the beach in Dubai is now a real-life choice. And who honestly hasn’t dreamed about that!
The updated visa will also give holders access to vital services including housing, bank account, internet, utilities and schooling.
There are a few barriers to getting approved, however.
The remote Dubai visa costs US$287, which is around AED1,000. And you’ll need UAE medical insurance and pay a processing fee.
The real kicker is that you’ll need to earn a monthly salary of US$5,000. Which is a rather substantial AED18,365 per month. If you think you fit the bill, then you can apply here.