du Bolsters Indoor Network Coverage in Hotspots

DUBAI - Telecommunications provider du is expanding and improving its indoor network coverage in hundreds of high-traffic areas across the UAE with the continued roll-out of in-building upgrades.

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Published: Tue 21 Jul 2009, 2:45 AM

Last updated: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 2:50 PM

As much as Dh200 million is earmarked this year for indoor network improvements in additional locations across the UAE, du has sourced cutting-edge technologies from companies which include Nokia Siemens, Huawei and Motorola to complete its in-building improvements. The company will focus on improving coverage in key locations such as shopping malls, airport buildings, hospitals, universities, hotels, resorts, high-rises and other high-traffic areas across the country. Subscribers in that location can then expect better voice clarity 
and connectivity.

“We are committed to bringing our state-of-the-art EDGE network to customers across the UAE,” said Hatem Bamatraf, Senior VP Network 
Development, du. “The EDGE network is compatible with the latest 3.5 and 3G mobile technologies, as well as the 4G technologies of the future. In addition to expanding our coverage, we are also dedicating substantial resources to vastly improve network reliability in indoor areas and ensure ultra-clear and dependable service where our subscribers live, play and do business.”

Since 2007, du has invested more than Dh500 million in indoor connectivity improvements. This enables it to provide 3.5G, 3G, EDGE, GPRS and GSM capability in any location it covers. The du network also supports the most modern technology available for voice clarity – AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate).


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