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Nokia and du claim first VoLTE call in the Middle East

Nokia and du claim Middle East’s first VoLTE call

Nokia Networks and UAE-based telco du claim to have successfully connected the region’s first voice over LTE (VoLTE) call on a commercial network. The implementation of Nokia’s VoLTE solution and professional services on du’s network took just 80 days, which the Finnish vendor claims is the world’s fastest deployment of VoLTE.

Huawei has signed an MoU with Etisalat to help set the foundations for an intensive internship program

Du extends 100G transport network in UAE

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.

Etisalat has called on vendor Alcatel-Lucent to extend its LTE coverage in the UAE

Du signs project management agreement with Huawei

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.

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du migrates to single IP network to boost convergence

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.

Broadband speeds continue to soar in the UAE

Etisalat and Du to compensate BlackBerry customers

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.

Etisalat has called on vendor Alcatel-Lucent to extend its LTE coverage in the UAE

Middle East operators jump on LTE bandwagon

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.

Broadband speeds continue to soar in the UAE

Ericsson joins du’s FTTH project

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.

Du builds optical backbone

United Arab Emirates telco du has completed the first phase of a project to expand its Optical Transport Network along with its backbone infrastructure.

RTSS could be the key to driving mobile broadband usage among prepaid segments

Carriers must think laterally to score in an OTT market

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.

BBM is going cross platform

BlackBerry service to be shut down in UAE; India next

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.

Vodafone moves into UAE

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 […]

Du blocks Skype, offers cheap international tariff

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 […]

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