Etisalat crosses 150 million subscribers’ milestone

Etisalat crosses 150 million subscribers’ milestone

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Etisalat Group and owners of Etisalat Nigeria has crossed the 150 million subscribers base across its operational footprints. the Middle Eastern mobile telephony company has said.

This was a key highlight of the keynote speech by Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group at the Mobile World Congress recently in Barcelona, Spain.

Etisalat Group achieved its 150 million subscriber base in 15 international markets cutting across Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Presenting an optimistic picture of the telecoms industry globally, Julfar said the sector is entering a brand new era, but the most critical driver of growth will be “the ability of the telecoms providers to adapt, change and innovate.”[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group”]The Etisalat Group CEO also called on the global players to work closely, saying “What we need now is for all stakeholders – regulators and partners – to work closer together, align their interests, and move this industry forward to a brighter future. This demands moving from a mindset of competitive value destruction to collaborative value addition.”[/blockquote]

He noted the way customers are migrating online services from computers to their smartphones, and said that “We see a new wave of connectivity, where Big Data meets Big Community and where the demand for products and services is outgrowing any other industry.”

The Etisalat Group CEO also called on the global players to work closely, saying “What we need now is for all stakeholders – regulators and partners – to work closer together, align their interests, and move this industry forward to a brighter future. This demands moving from a mindset of competitive value destruction to collaborative value addition.”

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