UAE telco du has tapped Alcatel-Lucent for IP-routing technology to consolidate all its telecoms services onto a single network, with big gains in speed and performance expected, along with simplified network operation.
Du, one of the two major telcos in the United Arab Emirates, has awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to build the second phase of its high-speed 100G coherent optical transport network throughout the country.
UAE operator Du has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese infrastructure Huawei. Under the terms of the agreement, the two firms will and exchange project management experiences, knowledge and research, according to the operator.
Hatem Bamatraf is the senior VP of network development at Du in the UAE. He is speaking on the subject of LTE as an evolution to technology and business, on Day One of the LTE MENA conference, taking place on the 29th-30th April 2012 Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai. He tells Telecoms.com his views on how to arrest declining revenues, the sustainability of unlimited tariffs and touches on issues around spectrum use.
In the Middle East, UAE operator Du has announced plans to provide Wifi access across the Dubai Metro, the majority shareholder in Orange Israel is looking to sell its stake in the firm and a Bahraini operator is left reeling after the Indian Supreme Court cancels its licence to provide 2G services in the country.
UAE mobile operators Etisalat and Du have both announced that they will compensate BlackBerry users for the recent disruption to their services. Both operators have said they will compensate BlackBerry users on both pre-pay and post pay accounts.
Following launches in Saudi from Mobily and STC, and in the UAE from Etisalat, Qatar’s QTel has launched its own LTE services and UAE’s Du has announced that it is working on an LTE service to launch before the end of the year.
Du, one of the two major operators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has selected GPON solutions from Ericsson for its rollout of a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in the country.
United Arab Emirates telco du has completed the first phase of a project to expand its Optical Transport Network along with its backbone infrastructure.
The ongoing switch by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from a copper to fibre fixed-line infrastructure will be completed by 2012, enabling “significant” growth in the broadband, pay-TV and fixed VoIP sectors for the first time. The forcast comes from a report from Pyramid Research.
Carriers are going to need to think and act laterally if they’re to gain relevance in an over-the-top (OTT) mobile data market. This is the message from Openwave SVP for product management and marketing, John Giere, who said that with customer experience representing a key driver of growth, carriers need to drop their linear approach to billing and services and start taking advantage of their unique access to end-user data.
On Monday morning the Telecoms Regulatory Authority for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that it had ordered local operators to suspend BlackBerry services from October 11, for breach of telecoms regulations.
United Arab Emirates-based operator du has announced the launch of the first mobile WiMAX network in the Emirates.
The world’s largest operator in terms of revenue, Vodafone, announced a partnership with United Arab Emirates operator du on Wednesday, expanding its brand into the Middle East. Under what Voda calls a “partner market agreement”, du will get access to the Big V’s products, services and exclusive devices, and Voda will get its brand splashed [...]
United Arab Emirates operator Du unveiled a new mobile tariff on Monday, potentially cutting the price of international calls. But reports coming in suggest the carrier has blocked access to Skype’s internet telephony service in the same breath. Thousands of UAE-based subscribers are understood to have lost the ability to make internet phone calls using [...]