Emirates Telecom & Dubai Electricity & Water

dewaLocation: Emirates & Dubai


Type: Copper Telecommunication cables and Fibres Optical cables


Tratos & Emirates Telecom & Dubai Electricity & Water cooperation

Tratos has being suppling Emirates Telecom & Dubai Electricity & Water – U.A.E since 1982, with whom they have an annual general supply contract worth of several million euros. Tratos is very pleased to supply its copper telecommunication cables and fibres optical cables. By doing so, it supports the Dubai’s authorities in securing the high-speed connectivity of the future. 

Thanks to the national efforts and Tratos cables, now Etisalat claims to have built the fastest mobile network in the world. Tratos is proud to be part of this great achievement.

About Etisalat Group

Etisalat Group is one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets. With consolidated net revenues at AED 52.2 billion and consolidated net profit of AED 8.7 billion for 2019. Its high credit ratings reflect the company’s strong balance sheet and proven long-term performance.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat was established over four decades ago in the UAE as the country’s first telecommunications service provider. An international blue-chip organisation, Etisalat Group provides innovative solutions and services to 146 million subscribers in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Etisalat stands for driving the digital future to empower societies, a brand with a firm belief that the world is a better place when people are together. Hence the brand promise, ‘Together Matters’, which celebrates an Emirati/local value that is also a universal, human need. ‘Together Matters’ is timeless, and no matter how Etisalat changes in the future, it will continually strive to offer innovative technology to connect people.

About Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Dubai Electricity & Water (DEWA) is 100% owned by the Government of Dubai. Its nine-member Board is appointed by the Government of Dubai by a legal statute issued by HH The Ruler of Dubai. Eight of the members are independent and non-executive. The Managing Director and CEO is also appointed by statute. The MD & CEO is authorized to manage all the activities and functions of DEWA. The Board members declare any conflicts of interest / related parties. The Executive Regulations of the Board detail the scope and functions of the Board. The Board may also set up permanent or temporary committees whenever there is a need.

The Governance Framework includes the classic components of governance such as Board oversight, a clear organization chart and span of control, a well documented strategy and proper delegation of financial and administrative authorities. There are a full suite of management level committees and comprehensive policies covering all functions. A Code of Conduct and Ethics and an Employee Handbook aid in dissemination of good governance elements within DEWA. In keeping with international guidelines, DEWA adopts the three lines of defense model with management and supervision being the first line; risk, compliance, legal and governance being the second line and internal audit as the third line.  The external auditors and the Government audit also enable a broad based control review system.

Governance in DEWA also incorporates technology governance, project governance, procurement governance, sustainability governance and water governance.

DEWA’s Governance is certified compliant under British Standard BSi 13500 on Corporate Governance. DEWA has also won recognition and awards for its good governance.

Did you know?

According to the Digital2020 report for the United Arab Emirates:

  • There were 9.73 million internet users in the United Arab Emirates in January 2020.
  • The number of internet users in the United Arab Emirates increased by 128 thousand (+1.3%) between 2019 and 2020.
  • Internet penetration in the United Arab Emirates stood at 99% in January 2020.
  • There were 9.73 million social media users in the United Arab Emirates in January 2020.
  • The number of social media users in the United Arab Emirates increased by 577 thousand (+6.3%) between April 2019 and January 2020.
  • Social media penetration in the United Arab Emirates stood at 99% in January 2020.
  • There were 18.38 million mobile connections in the United Arab Emirates in January 2020.
  • The number of mobile connections in the United Arab Emirates decreased by 242 thousand (-1.3%) between January 2019 and January 2020.
  • The number of mobile connections in the United Arab Emirates in January 2020 was equivalent to 187% of the total population.

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