Etisalat Group is the UAE's leading telecom operator and one of the largest telecom groups in emerging markets. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Etisalat serves 162 million subscribers in 17 countries across Middle East, Asia and Africa. Etisalat’s Carrier & Wholesale Services Division (C&WS) is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive portfolio of high quality wholesale services. SmartHub, established in 2012, is the region’s largest capacity, content, Internet, messaging and data hub. Etisalat’s upcoming SmartHub IX (Internet Exchange) in Fujairah, UAE, will further extend the reach of SmartHub content. Etisalat has an extensive roaming network, with 774 operators in 213 countries.