EIM slashes modem prices

Emirates Internet and Multimedia has cut the price of its Al Shamil modem by 50% in an effort to increase broadband subscription.

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By  Philip Fenton Published  June 17, 2002

Emirates Internet and Multimedia has slashed the price of the Windows XP and Windows 2000 compatible Al Shamil modem by almost 50%. The cost of the external USB 4060 modem has been reduced from Dhs 660 to Dhs 375.

The move is designed to further encourage home users to adopt high speed internet access across the UAE. With downstream speeds of 384kbps and upstream speeds of 128kbps, the Al Shamil service is ten times faster than the basic dial-up service for subscribers.

“All Al Shamil customers now have the option to either upgrade their existing modem for Windows XP and 2000 compatibility or purchase a new one at a reduced cost," said Maan Al-Sabi, development manager, Emerging Technologies & Services, EIM.

“The Windows operating system is used on a global scale and we must ensure that all users in the UAE are able to keep pace with the latest developments. By reducing the costs of the USB 4060 modems, EIM is helping the country to stay at the forefront of technology change.”

Last month EIM announced that customers who own older modems that are incompatible with Windows 2000 and XP will be able to replace them with the USB 4060 modem at a reduced cost. The USB 4060 is the only modem for Al Shamil that is compatible with both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

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