Exceptional Achievement; Etisalat crowned as world’s strongest telecom brand

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s multinational telecom services operator Etisalat has been named as the strongest telecom brand in the world by Brand Finance, the UK-based leading brand valuation authority.

Further, the UAE telecom operator has become the first in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to achieve this milestone recognition.

According to the statement, “With a telecom portfolio of well over $12.5 billion, Etisalat retained not only its AAA brand rating but also its position in MEA as the strongest brand across all categories and the most valuable brand portfolio.”

These honors highlight the UAE’s global leading position in terms of cutting-edge telecom infrastructure and strategic digital transformation advancements.

Hatem Dowidar
Hatem Dowidar
CEO – Etisalat Group

“To be recognized as the world’s strongest telecom brand and as the most valuable telecom brand portfolio in MEA underline the success of our strategic initiatives to build a robust telecom infrastructure that creates added value for our customers wherever we serve. With our relentless focus on being customer-centric, we continue to push our horizons by investing in next-generation technology that enhances our service offering and helps shape the digital future. In this digital-first era, our focus is to be agile to meet the evolving requirements of our customers and deliver relevant and flexible services. Since our inception in 1976, we have been led by a vision to create a world-class telecom infrastructure central to economic progress.”

Further, Brand Finance named Etisalat Group CEO to the Elite List of Brand Guardians globally. “This recognizes the ground-breaking initiatives launched since he joined Etisalat in September 2015, which played a key role in propelling Etisalat’s business growth,” as per the statement.

Mr. David Haigh, Chairman, and CEO of Brand Finance said that, “Guided by the vision to ‘drive the digital future to empower societies’, Etisalat is the world’s strongest telecoms brand of 2022, as well as retaining its status as the strongest brand in the Middle East and Africa for the second consecutive year.”

“Etisalat’s brand focuses on togetherness and plays its part by providing a first-class telecoms infrastructure across its footprint. The exceptional rollout of 5G technology has also meant that the Etisalat Group’s portfolio of brands is the most valuable amongst telecoms organizations in the Middle East,” Mr. Haigh added.

Brand Finance

Founded in 1996, Brand Finance is the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy authority. The company aims to ‘bridge the gap between marketing and finance.’ Brand Finance evaluates over 5,000 brands across all sectors and geographies every year.

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