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SWAN Telecom re- named Etisalat DB Telecom India PVT. LTD

Abu Dhabi, June 09 2009: The Board of Etisalat DB, today announced the ‘change of name’ of the erstwhile Swan Telecom, a joint venture between Etisalat and DB Realty. The company has officially been re-named as Etisalat DB Telecom India Pvt. Ltd. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Etisalat DB India Pvt. Ltd has been awarded the Unified Services Access License in 15 circles including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

These licenses enable the Company to provide a full spectrum of telecom services covering a population of over 900 million across India. The services will include national & international long distance telephony solutions, full range of prepaid & postpaid products, national & international roaming and Value Added Services which includes Voice Mail, Audiotex services, Video Conferencing, Videotex, E-Mail, Closed User Group. Under the license the Company can also provide Internet Telephony, Internet Services and Broadband Services.

Etisalat is today recognized as one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world and also the largest operator in the Middle East with operations in 17 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, servicing over 80 million customers out of a total population of 1.8 bn people. Etisalat has been the foremost telecommunications service provider in the United Arab Emirates since 1976. Since then, it has built up state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure and taken a leadership position of innovation and reliability among regional and international operators. In 2008 Etisalat reported annual Net Profits of Dhs8.665bn, a growth of 19% over 2007 figures and Dhs 26.119bn in Net Revenues for 2008.

Etisalat offers fixed line services over Next Generation Network, and enables mobile users with a range of services and applications such as voice and data applications like WAP, GPRS, 3G, MMS, Push To Talk, BlackBerry, iPhone and others. Internet users too experience high-speed internet connectivity and value-additions such as free anti-spam and anti-virus programmes, expanded mailboxes, upgrades of broadband connection speeds and other benefits.

The telecom leader entered India, one of the largest telecommunications markets in the world in terms of potential growth and scale, confirming the balanced investment approach Etisalat is following in West Asia, South Asia, and Africa. Expanding to India complements Etisalat’s regional investments in Pakistan (PTCL), Afghanistan, and Indonesia, representing one of the fastest-growing markets in the Telecommunication world.

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Iyad Al Zou’bi, Senior Manager, International Media Relations, Etisalat Tel: 02 6182173 0506123568 Fax: 02 6334448 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.etisalat.ae