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Etisalat discusses cooperation with Ericsson during High-level delegation meeting

Leading Middle East and North African operator, Etisalat recently hosted a senior delegation from Swedish-based company Ericsson at Etisalat’s head office in Abu Dhabi.

Etisalat Chairman HE Mohammad Omran, welcomed the delegation which comprised of senior management from Ericsson headquarters as well as regional and country heads. The delegation included Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg and Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs) Jan Wäreby, Johan Wilbergh and Magnus Mandersson. The regional Ericsson representatives included Anders Lindblad, Head of Region; Rafiah Ibrahim, EVP and Head of GCU Etisalat and Ray Hassan, Head of Country unit GCC.

In addition to the Chairman, the top management attendees from Etisalat included Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Group Chief Operating Officer and Nasser Bin Obood, Acting CEO.

The meeting follows the recent partnership announcement between the two corporations to bring mobile healthcare solutions to the UAE.


Amongst the topics of discussion were general trends, challenges and opportunities within the telecommunications sector, with a view to potential future cooperation on such issues. They also discussed future collaboration in different sectors including mobile and fixed networks.

Etisalat is now one of the world’s largest operators and the largest telecommunications company in the Arab world. It operates across 18 markets servicing over 135 million customers out of a total population of approximately two billion people within its coverage areas.

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