Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and the leading operator in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE.
Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), trading as Etisalat, is a Nigerian company duly incorporated under the laws of Nigeria in partnership with Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in Nigeria as a private company, it acquired the Unified Access License from the Federal Government in January 2007. The license includes a mobile license and spectrum in the GSM 1800 and 900 MHz bands. Etisalat acquired a 40% stake in EMTS and is now the operator of the Unified Access License..
Etisalat has been a telecommunications service provider in the United Arab Emirates since 1976 and has footprints in 18 countries traversing the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In its many years of operations, 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 Nigeria, Etisalat made the first official call on its network on the 13th of March 2008 in the presence of officials from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In September of same year, it kicked off commercial operations with the innovative 0809uchoose campaign which enabled Nigerians choose numbers special to them as their mobile numbers. Full commercial operations began in October 2008.
Etisalat consistently demonstrates its core values of optimism, simplicity and caring – for which it has become known in other markets to the Nigerian people as it offers them world-class telecommunications services. It is investing heavily in the Nigerian economy as well as in its own human resources.
Etisalat is committed to taking its place amongst leading corporate citizens in Nigeria by making wide-impact
and sustainable social investments. Etisalat believes that apart from offering a solid platform of technological innovation, sustainable investment is the bedrock of stellar growth and economic stability.
Indeed, at Etisalat the future is a world in which technology extends people’s reach on all fronts.
The head office is at Everest Court, Plot 19, Zone L, Federal Government Layout, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria.