Du receives top Teleport Association award
Dubai, April 2, 2013
UAE-based telecommunications company du recently received the Independent Teleport Operator of the Year Award 2013 from the World Teleport Association, denoting du’s Samacom facility as the world’s leading independent teleport.
The award is given to an outstanding operator of a commercial communications hub that uses a combination of satellite, fibre, and terrestrial wireless to provide value-added services to customers in broadcasting, enterprise, carrier or government markets.
Ahmad Bin Byat, chairman, du, said: “The broadcast future for our company is bright, with myriad new services in the process of deployment to join our existing portfolio. This, combined with our datamena data centre, plus Content Delivery Network and fibre-based video services, forms a comprehensive end-to-end service offering for broadcasters.”
Dr Amina Al Rustamani, GCEO, Tecom Investments that manages business leading business parks like Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City, said: “To have been named the world’s leading teleport is no small achievement, and is clearly a testament to the impeccable levels of service that du consistently delivers. Without doubt, such facilities played an instrumental role and contributed to the growth and success of the broadcasting sector our business parks and the UAE.”
In 2012, the World Teleport Association ranked Samacom as 8th in its Independent Top Twenty (up from 9th in 2011); 13th in its ‘Fast Twenty’ (up from 17th in 2011), and 19th in The Global Top Twenty (up from 20th in 2011). du’s superior satellite broadcast services in the fields of playout, direct-to-home, uplink, and turnaround, formerly offered under the Samacom brand, were recently recognised locally by Digital Studio.
Du acquired Samacom in 2006 from Tecom, to be the core of its broadcasting services. Since then, the number of broadcasting TV channels uplinked by du has grown by 70 per cent to more than 300+ channels, making it the premiere facility in the region. – TradeArabia News Service