Etisalat crowned as The Telecommunications Leader

Ahmed Bin Ali, Group Senior VP Corporate Communications received the award on behalf of Etisalat from H.E. Juma Mohammad Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Trade

Etisalat was crowned the Arab world’s “Telecommunications Leader” at the Arab Achievement Awards, which took place alongside the Arab Investment Summit, which was held in Abu Dhabi.

H.E. Juma Mohammad Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Trade said: “Etisalat offers the very latest telecommunication technologies and services and thanks to its efforts the UAE enjoys a prominent place among the world’s most innovative and technology ready countries.”

Commenting on this occasion, Ibrahim Moosa Jamel, Director of Operations – Education Cluster at Dubai Knowledge Village and the host of the Arab Achievement Awards 2011 said: “Etisalat is one of the leading providers of telecom services and the award is a positive reflection of its achievements. It’s work over the years in developing the communications infrastructure has contributed to enhancing UAE’s attractiveness as a business destination.”

Etisalat continues to provide the best in class communications services in all countries of its operations it was the first to introduce new and advanced communications technologies in the UAE in addition to introducing the first third and fourth generation mobile networks in the Middle East and Africa.

Etisalat has also extended its fiber-optic network to cover all of Abu Dhabi making it the first capital city in the world that is fully connected by fiber. It is expected that Etisalat will complete the deployment nationwide in 2011 which will make the UAE the first country that is entirely covered with the fiber.