Etisalat honoured with four awards from the “SAMENA Telecommunications Council” 2009

Published November 17th, 2009 - 01:09 GMT

Etisalat announced today it has received four awards from the SAMENA Telecommunications Council Awards 2009.  The awards include “Best Content Provider of the Year” and “Best Wireless Broadband Operator of the year “.
Etisalat was also named “Best FTTx/GPON Operator of the Year “ for the success it has achieved in introducing fiber optic network in the UAE.  FTTH network is a vital addition to the telecom infrastructure in UAE. Etisalat is known for its considerable investments in CAPEX.  Its Fiber Optic network will provide endless capabilities and features. It is the only technology with enough bandwidth to handle the user’s projected and growing demands during the next decades. Etisalat will be the first operator to cover Abu Dhabi with this network making it the first capital city in the world to be fully connected .with this advanced infrastructure.

Commenting on Etisalat achievement, " Mr. Bocar A. Ba, President of Samena Telecommunications Council said ” It is a well deserved win by Etisalat which has made significant contributions to the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the UAE and achieved remarkable global success. Etisalat has maintained outstanding business portfolio in 18 markets in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Throughout its long history Etisalat continued adding more achievements in both service offerings and technology innovations. Etisalat has been always a strong believer in injecting considerable investments in networks and offering new services for its customers”
Etisalat was also granted “Best Quality of Services Operator of the Year” for the quality of services it is offering to customers and its ongoing network upgrades since it is related to improving network quality of service and customer satisfaction.
Etisalat has operations in 18 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and services over 94mn customers across these markets. The total population of its international footprint is currently 2 billion people.
SAMENA Awards recognize leadership and astute decision-making within the SAMENA region to help assess and inspire telecommunications developments in the region and beyond to enable SAMENA to become a recognized body that encourages and supports innovations in telecommunications and that facilitates greater part of the industry-wide make SAMENA vital and imperative to take decisions


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