Mobilk - Etisalat was shortlisted among top telecom companies for its success in the wholesale business as the ‘Best Regional Wholesale Operator’ and ‘5G innovator of the Year’ at the regional telecom event.
Etisalat’s outstanding technological innovation, core international network capabilities and reach, strong service portfolio, continuous commitment to quality and customer service gratifyingly contributed to the achievement in the wholesale category. Additionally, its capabilities to serve as a gateway to the world for the UAE, the regional operators and customers serving as a platform for ME region’s credible peering and transit hub made it a strong contender in this category.
Commenting on the award, Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale, Etisalat, said: “Etisalat’s core international network capabilities, reach and commitment to quality are part of our DNA and we are proud to be recognized among our industry peers. This award highlights the capabilities and success of SmartHub and the strategic partnerships we have formed. Etisalat has established itself as a wholesale brand in the region through excellent quality of service and long-term commitment to its customers.”
Etisalat is a premium wholesale provider in the Middle East with a robust YoY growth achieved through focus on customer experience and innovation using the latest technology with clear future transformation plans. Etisalat’s SmartHub offers reliable infrastructure services to around large high profile carriers and content providers to strategically locate PoPs in the region, which gives universal connectivity with a full portfolio of wholesale services.
At the ceremony, Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication, Etisalat, accepted the ‘5G Innovator of the Year’ award on behalf of the company. This award recognized “etisalat” for its significant achievements on 5G, where it has achieved regional firsts, with the announcement of the first 5G network in the MENA region and ‘Expo 2020’ as the first major commercial 5G customer in MEASA. Etisalat has always led as a pioneer in the telecom industry and has now set a new benchmark in 5G among its peers.
This milestone further supports the UAE’s reputation as a country that leads in innovation, infrastructure and development.
The awards ceremony was part of the two-day Telecoms World Middle East in Dubai. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of experienced industry veterans and the jury which includes representatives from the carrier arena, telecoms/ICT vendor community and the ICT investment banking sector.
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