Du to invest $109m in new network upgrade
Dubai, October 24, 2010
The UAE’s integrated telecom service provider, du, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its mobile network operations in the UAE, investing Dh400 million ($109 million).
The project is expected to enhance du network performance and operations. Nokia Siemens Networks will expand du’s 2G network and introduce its 3G HSPA+ network with speeds of up to 42Mb as part of du’s existing 3G HSPA+ network.
“This comes in line with du’s ongoing strategy for mobile network development” said Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president of network development at du.
“Nokia Siemens Networks will help us upgrade and modernise our network to improve coverage, and enhance our customers’ communication experience on the move in services such as internet browsing, email, mobile TV, voice and video mail among other value added services.”
“Our strong product portfolio and expertise will help du to significantly improve its operational efficiency and lower energy consumption, while enabling faster and more efficient service introduction,” added said Kalle Autto, head of du customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Under the scope of the deal, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide a comprehensive portfolio of telecommunication equipment and services across radio, core, transmission, value added services and operational support systems.-TradeArabia News Service