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Etisalat extends its reach to Silicon Oasis

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, April 21 - 2010 @ 11:57

The agreement, which encompasses providing priority based solutions, through a dedicated outlet in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, will benefit more than 270 companies currently operating at the free zone employing more than 2,500 people

Dubai Silicon Oasis will work closely with Etisalat to create a differentiated value for its customers by providing a reachable, reliable and prompt technology services ecosystem, thereby making the free zone an attractive place for international companies to do business.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Executive Vice President – Corporate Excellence & Support, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said:

“Offering state-of-art technology and facilities has always been our priority at Dubai Silicon Oasis that has contributed to successfully attracting leaders in the technology industry to the fully integrated park.”

“Our newly established partnership with Etisalat, the UAE’s leading ICT provider, will add significant value to our offerings at the technology oasis and allow our partners to enjoy the latest of ICT services deployed by a trusted supplier,” he added.

As part of this agreement, Etisalat will establish a dedicated presence within Dubai Silicon Oasis to facilitate Etisalat services and support for customers at the free zone. The move will help Etisalat to better understand the individual ICT requirements of businesses and serve these requirements in a customized manner, thereby increasing efficiencies at reduced costs.

Commenting on the association, Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, Etisalat said, “The SMB sector is a vital focus area for Etisalat and we are enhancing our ICT offerings for the sector to help companies achieve higher productivity and operational efficiencies. This latest initiative will also bring more synergies in terms of ICT services & joint marketing activities with Dubai Silicon Oasis.”

“Our partnership agreement with Dubai Silicon Oasis is part of our long term strategy aimed at developing a closer relationship with our SMB customers located within specific business zones across the country and to deliver the best in telecom and ICT services to enhance customer satisfaction,” said Ghanem Al Merri, Deputy General Manager, Etisalat – Dubai Region.

Launched in 2004, Dubai Silicon Oasis is considered as one of the world’s leading centers of advanced electronic innovation, design and development. DSO is the region’s engine towards establishing a stable knowledge base economy and extends an appealing value proposition embodied in the presence of full government support, competitive cost of operations, state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced IT network, free zone benefits, 100% owner ship, and above all an environment that is specifically designed for the technology industry.

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