Etisalat eyes ICT service sector growth

Etisalat signs MOU with HCL Technologies to develop ICT services for its customers
Abdullah Hashim with Virender Aggarwal at the signing of the MoU.
Abdullah Hashim with Virender Aggarwal at the signing of the MoU.


UAE telco Etisalat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HCL Technologies, an international IT services provider headquartered in India, to explore collaborative opportunities for offering innovative ICT services to customers.

Etisalat and HCL Technologies will work together to explore the possibility of collaboration for offering joint ICT solutions to business customers in areas including mobility and cloud computing.

Abdulla Hashim, senior vice president, business solutions, Etisalat said intended to provide a “differentiated user experience” to its customers while reducing “complexity and cost”.

Virender Aggarwal, president, APAC & MEA, for HCL Technologies, said: “We see great potential in delivering joint solutions around mobility that can drive efficiencies within enterprises.

"Given the enterprise focus on reducing costs and driving operational efficiency, we see a strong synergy between HCL Technologies and our demonstrated expertise in cloud computing and mobility allied with Etisalat's […] telecom infrastructure and focus on ICT services.

“Given our respective strengths, we will be introducing a range of innovative services for enterprises to cement the UAE's position as one of the most advanced nations in terms of telecom and ICT services in the region,” he added.

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