UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TELECOM INDUSTRY AND E-COMMERCE

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), telecom and Internet penetration are already at high levels. The government's primary aim is to offer higher-quality services. Emirates Telecommunications Corporation’s (Etisalat) e-commerce division, Comtrust, offers an e-commerce infrastructure and applications services. An additional initiative is the establishment of an e-commerce in Dubai, namely, the TECOM (Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media) free zone.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the present position of telecom sector in UAE?
How does Etisalat, UAE’s dominant Telecom Company, contribute to the development of e-commerce in the UAE?
What are the free zones in the country and how do they function?

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