AVCT Names New Chief Product Officer and Chief Revenue Officer To Focus On Cloud Collaboration Through The Kandy Platform

AVCT Names New Chief Product Officer and Chief Revenue Officer To Focus On Cloud Collaboration Through The Kandy Platform

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ATLANTA, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) (the “Company”) today announced several changes to its management team, including the addition of two new senior executives: Chief Product Officer Jay Patel and Chief Revenue Officer Chris Koeneman who will both report directly to AVCT’s Chief Executive Officer Darrell J. Mays. Kevin Keough transitioned from the role of President into the role of Chief Transformation Officer and is also reporting to Mr. Mays.

“Jay and Chris bring a wealth of relevant industry experience and expertise to our cloud-based, real-time communications platform Kandy that will be instrumental in helping drive a new strategy going forward,” said Mr. Mays. “In recent months, Kandy has developed and aligned around a refined cloud communications strategy; Kevin’s role will be to work with the team to drive the comprehensive transformation to this new strategy,” said Mays.

Mr. Patel joins Kandy following his role as Chief Product Officer at Vonage where he led the product management for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), and Communications platform as a Service (CPaaS) product lines. Mr. Patel spent 27 years with Motorola and Motorola Mobility, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Strategy following Motorola Mobility’s sale to Google and Vice President of Engineering, following the division’s sale to Lenovo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“We are in the middle a transformation of business communications to the cloud. I’m excited to be part of the Kandy team that is uniquely positioned to help accelerate this transformation,” said Mr. Patel.

Mr. Koeneman is an international sales and marketing executive who brings extensive experience with both public and private companies to Kandy. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Aware, Inc, where he oversaw significant revenue growth and an expansion to cloud services. Prior to Aware, Mr. Koeneman held several senior sales positions in technology corporations including Cisco Systems, Avici Systems, ADTRAN, and MOBI, which was acquired by Tangoe. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Journalism from Indiana University and completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Georgia State University.

“Kandy is bringing to market the innovation that allows a dispersed, work-from-anywhere enterprise to collaborate and operate efficiently. I am pleased to be part of the Kandy team that will transform cloud communications,” said Mr. Koeneman.

AVCT previously announced the sale of its Computex business unit to Calian Group, completing AVCT’s transition to a pure-play cloud communications and collaboration company.

“With these strategic changes to our leadership team, I am confident the Company is well-positioned to maximize the Kandy platform’s core competencies in cloud communications to drive shareholder value,” said AVCT’s Chairman of the Board Michael Tessler.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About Kandy
Kandy is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit https://kandy.io

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AVCT Announces Senior Secured Convertible Note Agreement

AVCT Announces Senior Secured Convertible Note Agreement

Net proceeds to be used to strengthen balance sheet for first year as a “pure-play” converged communications company

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ATLANTA, April 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) (the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for the sale of a new series of senior secured convertible notes (the “Notes”) to an institutional investor, subject to customary closing conditions. The proceeds, after original issue discount, will total $10 million, before payment of commissions and expenses.

Provided no Event of Default (as defined in the Notes) has occurred, the Notes will not accrue interest, and the Company will be required to redeem $800,000 of the outstanding amounts under the Notes each month commencing August 1, 2022, until the maturity date of October 1, 2023, at which time all outstanding amounts remaining, if any, will be due and payable in full.

At the Company’s option, each redemption payment can be made in cash or stock at a discount to the then-current closing bid price at the time of the redemption.

The investor will also have the right to an accelerated conversion of any or all of the outstanding balance of the Notes into stock at a conversion price of $0.99 per share.

The Notes will be secured by substantially all assets of the Company and will rank superior to all outstanding and future indebtedness of the Company.

The Company expects to use the proceeds from the sale of the Notes to strengthen the balance sheet of the Company and help in the execution of its newly focused “pure-play” converged communications strategy in the wake of the previously completed divestiture of its Computex business.

Northland Capital Markets served as sole placement agent in the transaction.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About Kandy
Kandy is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io

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This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding projections, estimates and forecasts of revenue and other financial and performance metrics, the Company’s plans to identify and/or complete suitable acquisitions, the consummation of the financing contemplated by the securities purchase agreement dated April 14, 2022, and planned future growth. The Company’s actual results or outcomes and the timing of certain events may differ significantly from those discussed in any forward-looking statements, including as a result of the uncertainty associated with being able to satisfy the closing conditions to the sale of the Notes, to identify, evaluate and complete any strategic transaction, the impact of any strategic transaction that may be pursued on the Company’s business, including its financial and operating results and its employees and clients. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability.

Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; risks that the recently-acquired Kandy Communications business will not be integrated successfully; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the Kandy Communications acquisition on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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Kandy Communications to Highlight its Cloud Communications Solutions for Enterprise at Enterprise Connect Conference & Expo, Orlando, Mar 21-24, 2022

Kandy Communications to Highlight its Cloud Communications Solutions for Enterprise at Enterprise Connect Conference & Expo, Orlando, Mar 21-24, 2022

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ATLANTA, March 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AVCT) Kandy Communications business unit (Kandy), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, will demonstrate its latest innovations for secure digital transformation of enterprise communications and customer engagement at the Enterprise Connect 2022 Conference & Expo: Let’s Re-connect! event being held at The Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL March 21-24, 2022.

On display will be Kandy’s white label cloud solutions for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS), SIP Trunking as a Service (STaaS) and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) designed to scale to meet the needs of mid to large enterprises and available through its network of channel partners.

At this year’s event, Kandy will be featuring recent innovations from key partners, at the Kandy booth #535.

AT&T’s IP Toll-Free Click-to-Connect service, business customers can readily add natural language AI powered IVR, chat, video, file sharing, screenshare, or even co-browsing to their Toll Free services, significantly enhancing end user engagement and customer call resolution.

Etisalat’s CloudTalk and Business Edge, powered by Kandy’s Unified Communications and Collaboration platform, is a feature-rich, cloud-based, real-time communications solution that provides over 50,000 end users with a safe, secure, and multi-functional communication and collaboration platform. Etisalat CloudTalk Meeting extends the Etisalat CloudTalk service to mobile workforces, with features including HD video virtual meetings, desktop and screen sharing, whiteboarding, and toll-free audio conferencing.

Braidio’s Customer Engagement as a Service platform leverages AI, low-code, and powerful embedded real-time communications and is enabled by Kandy’s rich Cloud Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) with messaging, chat, voice, video, and open APIs that make integrated communications and collaboration intuitive, accessible and scalable across web, mobile and app presences.

ConnX’s full-stack real time communications offering with Kandy is designed to meet the specific needs of large multi-site enterprise networks. The two companies recently transformed a national retail communications network in the US built and managed by ConnX which connects over 80,000 endpoints including physical stores, a contact center, and the retailer’s eCommerce platform.

“Kandy enables our service provider and channel partners to offer enterprise customers compelling full-featured cloud-based communications,” said Jeffrey Singman, SVP Sales & Marketing for Kandy. “We deliver carrier-grade solutions to enterprises of all sizes around the world to enable the digital transformation of their communications systems. As the business world adapts to the new work-from-anywhere environments, Kandy introduces integration of multiple solutions to help boost productivity, flexibility and employee satisfaction, while lowering the total cost of ownership.

Singman added, “We are excited to be back at the Enterprise Connect event, exhibiting for the first time as Kandy Communications following our acquisition by AVCT from Ribbon Communications in December 2020.”

Visit Kandy at the Enterprise Connect Expo at booth #535. You can click to schedule a time with an expert and discuss your real time communications needs.

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About Kandy

Kandy is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About AT&T Communications:

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, visit us at att.com.

About Braidio

Braidio’s award-winning WorkStreams™ Customer Engagement platform is an engine consisting of permissioning, orchestration, AI, and low-code to rapidly deploy web, mobile and app Presences that thread all information, knowledge, people, and business tools and customer detail into a single point of Customer Engagement and productivity. The future of work will look very different than it does now. Braidio WorkStreams™ helps accelerate sales and revenue growth, improve customer satisfaction, and simplify employee on-boarding by efficiently spreading knowledge and insights across any workflow and business unit in real-time. Based in San Francisco, Braidio is surrounded by some of the most innovative and disruptive companies in the world. Braidio WorkStreams™ simplifies success. For more information, visit www.braidio.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About ConnX

ConnX is a Digital Communications Transformation as a Service platform provider that integrates SDWAN, UC collaboration, mobility, security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation to help enterprise customers transform from fragmented and siloed communications services to an integrated, AI-driven, multi-service collaboration platform. ConnX Maestro Orchestrator enables customers to rapidly realize the benefits of AI and digital transformation to mitigate the challenges associated with communications integration, provisioning, support, maintenance, and migration resulting in lower cost, higher productivity, and a predictable and consistent user experience. For more information, visit connxai.com.

About Etisalat

Etisalat Group is one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets. With consolidated net revenue at AED 51.7 billion and consolidated net profit of AED 9.0 billion for 2020, its high credit ratings reflect the company’s strong balance sheet and proven long-term performance. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat was established over four decades ago in the UAE as the country’s first telecommunications service provider. An international blue-chip organization, Etisalat Group provides innovative solutions and services to 155.4 million subscribers in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Etisalat is ranked the strongest brand across all categories in Middle East and Africa by Brand Finance. To learn more visit https://etisalat.com.

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AVCT Announces Closing of Divestiture of Computex Technology Solutions to Calian Group Ltd.

AVCT Announces Closing of Divestiture of Computex Technology Solutions to Calian Group Ltd.

The sale will complete AVCT’s transition to a pure-play cloud communications and collaboration company, centered on its premium Kandy platform and further strengthen its financial position

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ATLANTA, March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:AVCT), a trusted partner providing best-in-class cloud-based solutions to global enterprise customers, today announced it has successfully closed the sale of its Computex Technology Group (Computex) business to Calian Group Ltd. (Calian) (TSX: CGY), completing AVCT’s transition to a pure-play cloud communications and collaboration company, centered on its premium Kandy platform. The proceeds from the sale leave AVCtechnologies debt-free.

AVCT’s Kandy platform, which it acquired in December 2020, is one of the largest pure-play providers of cloud communications services (e.g., UCaaS) for enterprise customers and has consistently generated above-market revenue growth rates. Darrell J. Mays, CEO of AVCT, said “Our white-label relationships with key telecommunication companies and technology vendors, global carrier-grade connectivity, and proven SD-WAN integration position AVCT as a premier cloud communications provider poised to gain market share.”

AVCT acquired Computex, an award-winning IT solutions provider specializing in data centers, enterprise networking, cloud, cybersecurity, and managed services, in April 2020.

“We are pleased to have found an excellent home for Computex and are confident that it will thrive under Calian’s ownership,” said Mays.

Truist Securities, Inc. served as sole financial advisor and Greenberg Traurig LLP served as legal counsel to AVCT in connection with the transaction.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About Kandy
Kandy, an AVCtechnologies company, is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io

About Computex Technology Solutions
Computex Technology Solutions is an award-winning solutions provider that enables its clients to grow, differentiate and evolve their business via innovative and proven technology. An American Virtual Cloud Technologies IT service management company (AVCtechnologies), Computex combines its over 30 years of hands-on experience with its unparalleled processes to deliver enterprise networking, cloud and cybersecurity data center solutions, as well as managed services, that meet each of its customers’ unique IT, business and budgetary goals. To learn more, please visit: https://computex.net/ or call 888-335-2789.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s projections, estimates and forecasts of revenue and other financial and performance metrics and planned future growth. The Company’s actual results or outcomes and the timing of certain events may differ significantly from those discussed in any forward-looking statements, including as a result of the uncertainty associated with the impact of the Computex sale on the Company’s business, including its financial and operating results and its employees and clients. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability.

Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; ability to maintain the Company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the disposition of the Company’s Computex business on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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AT&T Elevates Customer Engagement with IPTF Click-to-Connect from Kandy

AT&T Elevates Customer Engagement with IPTF Click-to-Connect from Kandy

IPTF Click-to-Connect Gives All Businesses Access to Omnichannel Experience to Traditional Toll-free Calls

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ATLANTA, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.’s (AVCtechnologies) (Nasdaq: AVCT) Kandy Communications business unit (Kandy), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that IPTF Click-to-Connect is available to AT&T IP Toll-Free (IPTF) users. Together with Kandy, AT&T is helping to provide more businesses with the ability to transform their customer experience.

AT&T IPTF provides businesses with an inbound Voice over IP (VoIP) service that delivers toll-free voice calls directly to their business locations, permitting customers to call their business without incurring usage charges.

With IPTF Click-to-Connect, AT&T is enabling their IPTF business customers to readily add chat, video, file sharing, screenshare, or even co-browsing to an existing toll-free voice call for smartphone or browser-based users. Agents can assist users using the channel of their choice and significantly enhance end user engagement and customer call resolution.

IPTF Click-to-Connect is all web based with no software download required giving businesses a simpler way to enhance the customer experience. Paired with optional interactive voice response, IPTF Click-to-Connect can also help automate routine responses that can reduce call handling time and escalate to human service agent when required.

Users can click a link in an SMS text message, chat, or email to instantly call an agent. Smartphone users can go one step further, point their camera to scan a QR code found just about anywhere in print, signage, advertising, TV, or even online, and be connected directly to an agent.

“Customers are more frequently choosing different methods to connect with the companies they do business with, including web chat and text. By providing new solutions that enable simple, efficient ways to interact, we are elevating the ability for businesses to service their customers while delivering a more engaging and satisfying experience,” said John Ventura, Director, Product Management and Development, AT&T Business.

“Voice has been the traditional way for businesses to engage their customers, but the market is changing rapidly,” said Chuck Canton, President, Kandy Communications. “IPTF Click-to-Connect is moving businesses beyond traditional voice to make the customer experience more engaging. With customers now expecting to engage using multiple channels of their choice, we can deliver an omnichannel experience that benefits businesses and their customers alike.”

To view an informational video on IPTF Click-to-Connect, click video. For more information on AT&T IP Toll-Free visit business.att.com/ip-toll-free.

About AT&T Communications:

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, please visit us at att.com.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCT”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global IT solutions provider offering a comprehensive bundle of services including unified cloud communications, managed services, cybersecurity, and enhanced connectivity. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. In 2020, American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc., acquired Computex Technology Group and Kandy Communications. For more information, visit avctechnologies.com.

AVCT Contact: info@avctechnologies.com

About Kandy

Kandy, an AVCtechnologies company, is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io.

AVCT Announces Securities Purchase Agreement

AVCT Announces Securities Purchase Agreement

Net proceeds combined with anticipated Computex sale net proceeds expected to be used to eliminate debt.

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ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a sale of equity securities to an institutional investor. The net proceeds, after original issue discount, will total $15 million initially, plus an additional $5 million subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including receipt of stockholder approval pursuant to Nasdaq listing rules. AVCT will issue shares of a new series of convertible preferred stock, together with warrants, pursuant to the terms of the securities purchase agreement.

AVCT previously announced a definitive agreement to sell its Computex business to Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), a move that will transition AVCT to a pure-play cloud communications and collaboration company, centered on its premium Kandy cloud-based, real-time communications platform.

The Company expects that this security sale and the expected net proceeds from its planned divestiture of its Computex business will be used to retire all of its existing debt.

Darrell J. Mays, AVCT CEO, said, “Any additional capital received from the sale of these securities and the Computex sale will be used to support the growth of our Kandy business unit.”

Northland Capital Markets served as sole placement agent in the transaction.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About Kandy
Kandy is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding projections, estimates and forecasts of revenue and other financial and performance metrics, the Company’s plans to divest Computex Technology Group and to identify and/or complete suitable acquisitions, the consummation of the financing contemplated by the securities purchase agreement dated February 28, 2022, and planned future growth. The Company’s actual results or outcomes and the timing of certain events may differ significantly from those discussed in any forward-looking statements, including as a result of the uncertainty associated with being able to identify, evaluate and complete any strategic transaction, the impact of any strategic transaction that may be pursued on the Company’s business, including its financial and operating results and its employees and clients. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability.
Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; the risk that stockholder approval of the proposed transaction may not be obtained; the Company’s substantial indebtedness; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; risks that the recently-acquired Kandy Communications business will not be integrated successfully; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the Kandy Communications acquisition on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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AVCtechnologies Announces Definitive Agreement to Divest Computex Technology Solutions to Focus on Kandy Platform

AVCtechnologies Announces Definitive Agreement to Divest Computex Technology Solutions to Focus on Kandy Platform

The sale will also further strengthen AVCtechnologies’ financial position

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ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AVCT), a trusted partner providing best-in-class cloud-based solutions to global enterprise customers, today announced it has executed a definitive agreement to sell its Computex Technology Group (Computex) business to Calian Group Ltd. (Calian) (TSX: CGY), which will complete AVCtechnologies’ transition to a pure-play cloud communications and collaboration company, centered on its premium Kandy platform.

The proceeds from the sale along with use of cash on hand are expected to leave AVCtechnologies debt-free and allow long-term value creation for its shareholders. AVCtechnologies’ recently completed share registration related to warrants issued in prior transactions will, if all the issued warrants are exercised, based on the warrant exercise prices which currently range from $1.50 to $2.00 per share, result in the receipt of over $40 million in incremental cash proceeds, fully funding its strategic growth initiatives including the recently announced partnerships with Braidio and Etisalat.

AVCtechnologies also recently announced that Michael Tessler had joined its Board as Chairman. Tessler is the founder and former CEO of Broadsoft, one of the world’s largest Unified Communications as a service (UCaaS) platform providers, which was sold to Cisco in 2018 for $1.9 billion. Cloud communications represents a fast-growing total addressable market that is expected to grow at least in the low-teens CAGR over the next four years to $100 billion1.

AVCtechnologies’ Kandy platform, which it acquired in December 2020, is one of the largest pure-play providers of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), and Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS) for enterprise customers and has consistently generated above-market revenue growth rates. AVCtechnologies previously announced projected revenues of its Kandy Business Unit to grow from $14.3 million in 2020 to approximately $18.8 million in 2021 and to more than $37 million in 2022. The significant projected growth is driven by 505% year-over-year subscriber growth (90% CAGR) from January 2019 to November 2021.

Darrell J. Mays, CEO of AVCtechnologies, said “Our white-label relationships with key telecommunication companies and technology vendors, global carrier-grade connectivity, and proven SD-WAN integration position AVCtechnologies as a premier cloud communications provider poised to gain market share.”

AVCtechnologies acquired Computex, an award-winning IT solutions provider specializing in data centers, enterprise networking, cloud, cybersecurity, and managed services, in April 2020.

“We have been pleased with the growth of Computex’s VAR and Managed Services businesses since acquiring the business in 2020; however, with our newly dedicated focus on our core Kandy cloud communications and collaboration technologies, we decided to divest Computex and believe the business will continue to thrive under Calian’s ownership,” said Mays.

The closing of the transaction is subject to shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions. Shareholders holding more than 50% of AVCtechnologies’ outstanding common stock have signed voting agreements to support the transaction.

Truist Securities, Inc. is serving as sole financial advisor and Greenberg Traurig LLP is serving as legal counsel to AVCtechnologies.

1Sources: IDC UC and Collaboration 2019-2025 May 2021, Juniper CPaaS: Future Market Outlook & Emerging Opportunities 2020-2025 July 2021, Company Estimates, September 2021

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

About Kandy
Kandy, an AVCtechnologies company, is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io

About Computex Technology Solutions
Computex Technology Solutions is an award-winning solutions provider that enables its clients to grow, differentiate and evolve their business via innovative and proven technology. An American Virtual Cloud Technologies IT service management company (AVCtechnologies), Computex combines its over 30 years of hands-on experience with its unparalleled processes to deliver enterprise networking, cloud and cybersecurity data center solutions, as well as managed services, that meet each of its customers’ unique IT, business and budgetary goals. To learn more, please visit: https://computex.net/ or call 888-335-2789.

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This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the closing of the sale of the Company’s Computex business and the anticipated proceeds thereof, the Company’s planned repayment of its outstanding indebtedness, the Company’s projections, estimates and forecasts of revenue and other financial and performance metrics, the exercise of outstanding warrants issued by the Company and the anticipated proceeds thereof, and planned future growth. The Company’s actual results or outcomes and the timing of certain events may differ significantly from those discussed in any forward-looking statements, including as a result of the uncertainty associated with being able to complete the planned sale of the Company’s Computex business, and the impact of the proposed Computex sale on the Company’s business, including its financial and operating results and its employees and clients. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability.

Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; the Company’s substantial indebtedness; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; risks that the planned sale of the Company’s Computex business will not be consummated as expected; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the planned disposition of the Company’s Computex business on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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AVCtechnologies Welcomes Michael Tessler to its Board as Chairman

AVCtechnologies Welcomes Michael Tessler to its Board as Chairman

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ATLANTA, Jan. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (AVCtechnologies) (Nasdaq: AVCT), a premier global IT solutions and cloud communications provider, today announced the appointment of Michael Tessler as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

A technology and telecommunications industry pioneer, Tessler brings more than 20 years of extensive experience growing and scaling technology businesses across the world. Tessler was the co-founder and former CEO of BroadSoft, a first mover in the foundation of a new industry, migrating enterprise communications to the cloud.

As CEO, Tessler helped to transform BroadSoft from start-up to a clear market leader, spearheading the adoption of new technology solutions with 2,000 employees servicing customers in more than 80 countries. Additionally, Tessler led BroadSoft’s navigation of significant business transitions including the company’s 2010 Initial Public Offering on Nasdaq and its eventual sale to Cisco for $1.9 billion in 2018, where he subsequently led the integration of BroadSoft into Cisco’s Collaboration business unit. Prior to co-founding BroadSoft, Tessler held numerous senior engineering, sales, and management roles at Celcore and Nortel.

This announcement comes at an exciting time of growth for AVCtechnologies which previously announced its strategic focus on the company’s cloud communications business unit, Kandy.

“We are honored to have Michael join our team as Chairman of AVCtechnologies,” said former Chairman Larry Mock. “Michael is a titan of the industry, having devoted his career to bringing advanced communication systems to market. His extensive experience leading a public cloud communications company where he completed more than 20 acquisitions will be an invaluable asset to our busines, and I look forward to working with him on AVCtechnologies’ growth strategy as a Board Director.”

“I am excited to take on this role at such an exciting time for AVCtechnologies,” said Mr. Tessler. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an incredible company and leadership team.”

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global IT solutions provider offering a comprehensive bundle of services including unified cloud communications, managed services, cybersecurity, and enhanced connectivity. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. In 2020, American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc., acquired Computex Technology Group and Kandy Communications. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

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AVCtechnologies Announces Filing of Resale Registration Statement as Part of Funding Plan

AVCtechnologies Announces Filing of Resale Registration Statement as Part of Funding Plan

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ATLANTA, Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies (AVCtechnologies; Nasdaq: AVCT) announced that it has filed a resale registration statement on Form S-3 as part of several initiatives to raise growth capital and improve liquidity through an increased share float. Pursuant to its recent S-3 filing, AVCtechnologies has completed the registration of 37,916,668 shares which underlie warrants that were previously issued in accordance with previously announced financing transactions. These financings are a critical step in the company’s fundraising plan and will enable it to execute on its strategic growth initiatives such as the recently announced partnerships with Braidio and Etisalat.

If all the warrants issued in the previously announced financing transactions are exercised, AVCtechnologies would receive approximately $41 million in incremental cash on its balance sheet, based on the warrant exercise prices, which currently range from $1.50 to $2.00 per share. To date, the Company has already raised approximately $35 million from the previously announced financing transactions. Full exercise of these warrants would also increase the public float of AVCtechnologies stock by nearly 19 million shares, as only half of the registered shares will actually be issued absent any adjustments to the terms of the warrants. The resale registration statements filed in connection with the financing transactions have registered 200% of the number of shares currently issuable upon exercise of the warrants, to comply with obligations under the transaction documents to “over-register” shares to provide for potential repricing of warrant strike prices without the need for additional registration statement filings. No dilution will occur from any non-issued registered shares.

Larry Mock, Chairman of the Board of AVCtechnologies, said, “With the latest S-3 filing, Phase I of our funding plan is complete and the Company will benefit from increased liquidity in the marketplace to the extent the remaining warrants are exercised. We are now in position to execute on Phase 2 of our funding strategy, the planned divestiture of Computex Technology Group, the proceeds from which, coupled with the Phase 1 proceeds, are expected to completely eliminate the Company’s debt and fully fund our plan.”

Darrell J. Mays, CEO of AVCtechnologies, said, “Any additional capital received from the sale of these securities will be beneficial as we continue to expand our product offerings and accelerate our existing growth strategies with large enterprise customers.” AVCtechnologies previously announced that revenues of its Kandy Business Unit are projected to grow from $14.3 million in 2020 to approximately $18.8 million in 2021 and to more than $37 million in 2022.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global IT solutions provider offering a comprehensive bundle of services including unified cloud communications, managed services, cybersecurity, and enhanced connectivity. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. In 2020, American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc., acquired Computex Technology Group and Kandy Communications. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.

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Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; the Company’s substantial indebtedness; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; risks that the recently-acquired Kandy Communications business will not be integrated successfully; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the Kandy Communications acquisition on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Kandy and Etisalat Report Record Growth in the Adoption of Unified Communications (UCaaS and CPaaS) Solutions in the Middle East Region

Kandy and Etisalat Report Record Growth in the Adoption of Unified Communications (UCaaS and CPaaS) Solutions in the Middle East Region

Etisalat expands CloudTalk Enterprise Collaboration Solutions with innovative real time communications capabilities for vertical industry sectors powered by Kandy’s growing global partner ecosystem

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ATLANTA, Dec. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.’s (AVCtechnologies) (Nasdaq: AVCT) Kandy Communications business unit (Kandy), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced the growth of its partnership with Etisalat, one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets, along with new offerings enabling embedded communications in business applications for large enterprises in the region.

The Etisalat CloudTalk and Business Edge, powered by Kandy’s Unified Communications and Collaboration platform, is a feature-rich, cloud-based, real-time communications solution that provides over 50,000 end users with a safe, secure, and multi-functional communication and collaboration platform. Etisalat CloudTalk Meeting extends the Etisalat CloudTalk service to mobile workforces, connecting BYOD personnel to the entire company with features including HD video virtual meetings, desktop sharing with screen sharing functionality, whiteboarding using an interactive tool that facilitates creativity, and toll-free audio conferencing.

Etisalat and Kandy are also enabling innovative communications solutions for its enterprise customers. Working closely with key application developers to embed real time communications into critical telehealth applications, Etisalat has enabled leading UAE hospitals, to provide access to healthcare anytime, anywhere, improving the patient experience and medical outcomes.

“It’s been a privilege to work so closely with the visionary team at Etisalat,” said Chuck Canton, President of Kandy. “Our platform is driving digital transformation for Etisalat’s business customers in the Middle East, providing easier, faster, and higher quality communication solutions that keep business moving forward.”

“Not only has Etisalat fully optimized Kandy’s world-class telco cloud platform, they have also engaged with our technology ecosystem partners to build meaningful solutions addressing specific industry needs. It is especially gratifying to be able to make a real difference in the delivery of essential communications services, such as in TeleHealth solutions. We couldn’t be more excited to start the New Year in 2022 with so much momentum and potential.”

Salvador Anglada, CEO, Etisalat Enterprise Digital & GCBO, said: “The success of our CloudTalk solution is an acknowledgement of our focus on addressing the needs of enterprises and governments in the region with advanced communications solutions. We enable users to communicate in real-time via voice, video, and chat on phones, desktop, and mobile application in line with Etisalat’s strategy to ‘Drive the digital future to empower societies’. We are consistently pushing the boundaries to create the world’s best and leading network services across our markets and deliver long-term value to all our stakeholders and accomplishing our goals of driving digital innovation for a better future.”

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCT”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global IT solutions provider offering a comprehensive bundle of services including unified cloud communications, managed services, cybersecurity, and enhanced connectivity. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc., acquiredand Kandy Communications in 2020. For more information, visit avctechnologies.com

AVCT Contact: info@avctechnologies.com

About Kandy

Kandy, an AVCtechnologies company, is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS capabilities. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io

About Etisalat

Etisalat Group is one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets. With consolidated net revenue at AED 51.7 billion and consolidated net profit of AED 9.0 billion for 2020, its high credit ratings reflect the company’s strong balance sheet and proven long-term performance. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat was established over four decades ago in the UAE as the country’s first telecommunications service provider. An international blue-chip organisation, Etisalat Group provides innovative solutions and services to 155.4 million subscribers in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Etisalat is ranked the strongest brand across all categories in Middle East and Africa by Brand Finance. To learn more visit https://etisalat.com.