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Goodbye to Etisalat As We Know It. Hello 9Mobile!!

Update: Say goodbye to Etisalat guys, and say hi to 9mobile – I don’t know how I feel about this name, though.

Despite appointing a new CEO — Boye Olusanya— Etisalat International has announced that it’s severing ties with its Nigerian arm and will give Etisalat Nigeria 3 weeks to stop using the brand name.

According to the chief executive of Etisalat International, Hatem Dowidar:

“There’s a new board and we are not part of that company. We have sent our termination letter for the management agreement,” he told Reuters.

When asked whether Etisalat would consider entering Nigeria again, Dowidar said:

“The train has left the station on that one. Being in that market as an investor … Are we willing to risk more money compared to the reward for the long-term?”

Before you start thinking about a new name for Etisalat Nigeria, the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS), trading as Etisalat Nigeria, said it is aware of reports regarding Etisalat Group’s withdrawal of the right to the continued use of the Etisalat brand in Nigeria by EMTS. However, EMTS had a valid and subsisting agreement with the Etisalat Group, which entitles EMTS to use the Etisalat brand, notwithstanding the recent changes within the company.

Meanwhile, rumor has it that Vodafone or Orange might take over Etisalat’s place.

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    17 comments on “Goodbye to Etisalat As We Know It. Hello 9Mobile!!

    1. Rapsowdee says:

      We need At&t… 😜😜😜😜😜😜

      1. Emerson says:

        You can wake up now

    2. Kelvin says:

      Please don’t leave me with glo. I beg u…

    3. Emerson says:

      Truth is, I’ve stopped using my Etisalat Sim for a long time now. All I have to do now is remove it from my Fb account and I’m waving bye-bye. Orange would make more sense

    4. Monday Effiong says:

      Orange will be cool after all. But I will miss my Etisalat,lovely number i got then. Hope the new provider will allow us to retain our numbers, I wish.

    5. p-Williams says:

      so sad……i really don’t like them ending up this way…..i love that network

    6. Kᴀʏʙᴀɴɢ ᴵˢ Ⓑₐₜₘₐₙ says:

      Seems 0802’s transferred it’s curse to 0809. 😂
      Vodafone or 🍊 eh? Looks, Vodacom (part of the 0802 curse) couldn’t cope, neither will both of you.

      1. Kᴀʏʙᴀɴɢ ᴵˢ Ⓑₐₜₘₐₙ says:

        Etisalat’s gone.

        They’re calling it 9mobile now..

        This has ‘failure’ written all over it.

    7. Ike Ani says:

      I feel bad that the financial setbacks experienced by Etisalat has led to this but I still see their fault in this. at initial, they should have started out small by operating in some key states and countries to grow over time instead running into debts. now they somehow became slaves to their money lenders.

    8. dat9jagirl says:

      Ouch!! Really sad tho’ and why does the name sound like they want to start producing mobile phones 🙁 RIP Etisalat

    9. KingAbsolute says:

      You know we all wish dreadful things to these network providers but when anything like this happen to them we cant help but feel sorry and sympathize with them.

      Hope they’ll alow us retain our etisalat numbers.

    10. p-Williams says:

      lolzzz…….9mobile?…….its not a bad name shaaa, only that its kinda odd

    11. Chide says:

      They should have just called it 9jaMobile, which one is 9mobile again

    12. Popoola oladimeji says:

      All I see is 9jamobile…is that site still existing self…
      where is my modem…Airtel will soon start unlimited data package…

    13. satisfying health says:

      I SAW THE NEWS AT PHANTOMWEB AND THOUGHT WAS A RUMOUR UNTIL I SAW YOUR LINK THERE AND THAT CONFIRMED IT that is fucking bad AND THEIR NEW NAME DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

    14. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      …WELL,I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE TREND OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN UAE FOR THIS AND BEFORE THE NEWS BROKE, I KNOW SOMETHING LIKE THIS WILL HAPPEN.
      9MOBILE! WELL, LET’S SEE WHICH INVESTOR WILL COME IN FOR THIS…

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