• Etisalat and Ericsson extend strategicpartnership tocollaboration in new areas.
• ICT areas included in the partnership are solutions for Government, Industry and Enterprise businesses.
• Etisalat Executive Management met with Ericsson CEO and Executive Management in Sweden to explore collaboration on industry digitalization and identify strategic areas where the partnership could be strengthened.
• Etisalat and Ericsson will jointly evaluate opportunities in selected markets.
Following a strategic meeting between Etisalat and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) in Sweden, the two companies announced a strategic partnership to extend collaboration in new areas and strengthen their market leading position as trusted ICT partners of government, industry and enterprise business.
A delegation of Etisalat Executive Management including the Group CEO Ahmed Abdul karim Julfar travelled to the Ericsson Headquarters in Stockholm to meet with Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg, and Executive Management. The meeting also included President of Ericsson Region Middle East and East Africa Rafiah Ibrahim, and other executives from the Region. The purpose of the strategic visit was to discuss industry trends, Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society, and agree on strategic areas where the two companies could further strengthen their partnership.
As a result, Etisalat and Ericsson will jointly evaluate and identify enterprise opportunities for collaboration.
Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, Group CEO Etisalat said: “As a leader in technological development, Etisalat is dedicated to innovation and our continued partnership with Ericsson enables us to extend our pioneering solutions to enterprises and industry. We have taken further steps towards the digital revolution, and continue to update our infrastructure in light of the current transformation in ICT. We are excited to move towards a Networked Society in innovative ways, ensuring that we support enterprises and government in our operating countries to remain at the forefront of technology.”
Hans Vestberg, Ericsson President and CEO said: “Our collaboration with Etisalat is another step towards fulfilling our Networked Society vision. Together, we are addressing key challenges in the region related to innovation, digital infrastructure, speed of deployment, and flexibility. As partners, we are able to provide pioneering ICT infrastructure and solutions to the Government, Industry and Enterprise sectors in Etisalat operating countries, further enabling its Smart City Vision.”