Published On: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014

Etisalat inks deal with Ajman Free Zone Authority



Etisalat announced today its strategic partnership with Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZA) to provide an improved telecom and ICT service experience to customers of the free zone.

A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed between Etisalat’s Senior Vice President of Small and Medium Businesses, John Lincoln, and Mahmoud Khalil Al Hashimi, General Manager of the Ajman Free Zone Authority, on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2014.

The strategic partnership falls in line with the U.A.E.’s goal to become a leading business hub. It will increase competitiveness of small and medium sized businesses, helping place the country high on the IT readiness and competitiveness index.

“Small and medium businesses, especially startups, fuel the economic engine of a nation. Etisalat is the ideal partner of choice for this segment in the U.A.E. and we are committed to making telecom and ICT connectivity a seamless experience for our business customers. We are particularly excited about our deal with Ajman Free Zone. It gives us the opportunity to join hands with them to cater to investor and business needs of reachability, transparency and value for money. It lets us target this segment better and help it grow by making our technology work for these businesses,” said Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer at Etisalat.

As part of the agreement, Etisalat will cater for business customers who are also investors in AFZA by developing exclusive promotions and packages based on the specific needs of the businesses. Etisalat kiosks will be set up at AFZA to address business requirements.

“Etisalat has been a long standing partner of Ajman Free Zone Authority, cooperating over several previous initiatives”, said Al Hashimi. “We are excited to extend this partnership to have Etisalat provide us the most advanced ICT service that will enable effective flow of information and top-class services to our investors.” He added, “The partnership reinforces our commitment towards investing in advanced technologies and services for us to enhance our systems and improve efficiencies that allow us to provide quality services for our investors. It helps position Ajman Free Zone as one of the best, most well-managed free zone facilities for businesses to set up shop.” “We seek to create jobs and develop programmes aimed at attracting capital and investments. We are experiencing exponential growth and attracting a large number of production companies as well as commercial service companies. Having implemented a dynamic development plan and an investment-friendly marketing policy, it is our strategy to join hands with leading partners that help us advance the Emirate’s small and medium business sector, contributing to its future economic growth,” Al Hashimi concluded.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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