Etisalat announces doubling of internet speeds

Existing business customers to see internet speeds increase for no extra cost

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Businesses in the UAE will see their broadband speeds increase to more than double their current capacity following an announcement from the country’s largest telecommunications provider.

Etisalat has said that it will double the speed of existing business customers starting from the 15th of September, at no additional charge. This means that business customers subscribed to 4MBps speeds will be automatically upgraded, for free, to 10MBps broadband speeds.

Customers subscribed to other business packages will also experience a speed boost at varying levels, while new business customers will see higher levels of speed for lower rates.

Salvador Anglada, chief business officer at Etisalat, said that because the UAE was poised to be a global business hub for entrepreneurs and start-ups. In an environment that relies increasingly on technological advancements, social media and business applications, high-speed broadband connectivity is a crucial requirement.

“To support this demand and the nation’s ICT vision, Etisalat has invested billions in developing a solid fibre-optic infrastructure. For over 30 years, we have backed businesses in the UAE with technology, connectivity and innovative solutions customised to business needs across industry verticals. As a one-stop integrated technology partner, we want to help you take your business to the next level. The double speed upgrade is our promise and commitment to make our technology work for you and grow your business, allow you to do more and stand out from your competition,” Anglada said in a statement.

“Among other benefits, Etisalat’s speed upgrades on its fixed-line network will provide faster and extremely reliable fixed-line Internet connection, ensuring increased efficiencies, better global connectivity, reduced costs and improved customer service, resulting in increased profitability,” he added.

With the country’s small and medium business sector seeing continuous growth and development, reliability, transparency, simplicity and value for money are key requirements demanded of service providers.

“Etisalat’s dramatic upgrades on both download and upload speeds is a double whammy for your business. It gives you the extra professional edge with much higher speeds and makes businesses future-ready. Because there is no extra cost for the upgrades, it also results in huge savings and thereby increased profitability

“Our large base of SMB customers will experience significant increases in their business Internet speeds. This is our way of expressing gratitude to our customers and helping them grow their businesses,” explained John Lincoln, senior vice president, Small and Medium Business at Etisalat.

Etisalat offers a spectrum of business vertical solutions, managed services, data centre and hosting services to all types of connectivity propositions.

For more information, business customers can contact their account managers, channel partners or call centre 8005800.

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