DUBAI Feb 2 Emirates Telecommunications Corp
ETEL.AD (Etisalat) said on Monday it has signed a deal with
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to offer the third-generation iPhone 3G in
the United Arab Emirate and Saudi Arabia.
The smart mobile telephone will be available in the markets
of the two largest Arab economies later this month, it said in
an advertisement published in newspapers.
Its Saudi affiliate Etihad Etisalat 7020.SE (Mobily) will
provide the device in Saudi Arabia, the most populous Gulf Arab
country. Etislat owns 26.25 percent of Mobily.
Etislat did not give further details about the deal with
Apple which would make it the first firm in the UAE to
officially announce plans to provide the iPhone in the UAE.
(Reporting by Inal Ersan; Editing by Thomas Atkins and Hans