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Etisalat won four prestigious awards at the ‘Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2018’, a prestigious award ceremony that recognizes the achievement of global telecom carriers across the region.

At the ‘Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2018’, Dr. Ahmed bin Ali, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Etisalat, collected the ‘Best Middle Eastern Operator’ award.

He said:  “We are proud to have won this award as it shows Etisalat's role as a pioneer among telecom operators in the region and globally. This award is a testimony to Etisalat's excellence and achievement due to our continuous investments made in infrastructure and services portfolio to deliver best-in-class technologies and solutions to customers across all verticals. I want to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated team and partners who have contributed to this success.”

Etisalat was shortlisted among top telecom companies for its success in the wholesale business as the ‘Best Middle East Wholesale Operator’ due to 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. 

The ‘Best Middle Eastern Operator’ award recognized Etisalat as an operator that has achieved growth across its operators, shown innovation in its service portfolio and infrastructure and continuously developed its network capabilities.

In addition to this, Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, Etisalat also received the ‘Best Carrier Enterprise Service’ in a joint-award with Nokia.

Daniel Ritz, CEO, PTCL Group, picked up the ‘Best Asian Operator’ award, Fanou Messaouden, Corporate Communications Director, Maroc Telecom, received the ‘Best African Operator’ award and Khalid Alkhaja, Vice President, Network Analysis & Planning-Business, Etisalat, accepted the award for ‘Best Carrier Enterprise Service’

Daniel Ritz, CEO, PTCL Group said: “It is a great pleasure accepting this award, and I am proud of PTCL’s team who has made it possible for us to be recognized as Asia’s Best Operator. PTCL has taken strategic initiatives for building a customer service culture in the organization, along with innovation in its network. Through its Network Transformation Project, 100 exchanges are being upgraded across Pakistan that will positively impact the customer experience.”

Abdeslam Ahizoune, Chairman, Maroc Telecom said: “This recognition reflects the performance of a Group which continues to strengthen its position in Africa. In all the countries where it operates, Maroc Telecom Group carries on to invest heavily to deploy its networks on all territories, and to introduce the most innovative technologies.”

Winners were chosen based on recognized and demonstrated capabilities in their specific sector by an independent panel of experienced industry veterans. Both operators were awarded for their efforts in driving business agility and efficiency, technological innovations and expanding business and network in their markets.

The award ceremony took place during the 11th edition of the ‘Telecom Review Leaders Summit’. The exclusive regional event held from 10-11 December brought together the best telecom and ICT industry leaders on one platform to debate and discuss about the future developments in the regional and global telecom industry.

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