Du upgrades its mobile broadband

Du joins one of the few operators in the world to launch 42.2 Mbps broadband speed

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Du upgrades its mobile broadband Du's new 42.2 Mbps high speed network is to initially cover 98% of the populated areas in the UAE (ITP Images)
By  Nithyasree Trivikram Published  September 26, 2010

The UAE's second telco operator, Du, has launched the region's fastest mobile data network with a speed of up to 42.2 Mbps. The operator launched the upgraded mobile broadband in collaboration with its technology partners Huawei and Qualcomm.

Du is the one of the few operators in the world to successfully test and launch the 42.2 Mbps mobile broadband. Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president of network development at Du, said that the upgrade of Du's mobile broadband network from HSPA+ to support DC-HSPA+ doubles the operator's mobile broadband downlink peak rate from 21 Mbps to 42.2 Mbps.

Du's new mobile broadband network will enable customers to have a superior mobile broadband experience including fastest internet browsing, downloading music or watching mobile TV or any other relevant propositions that require ultra fast mobile broadband network.

Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer of du, said: "We recognise that mobile data is the new frontier, and we firmly believe that high-speed mobile data networks will be key enablers for the growth and future of our communities. We anticipate growth of new ecosystems and applications, which will trigger a lot of mobile data usage and traffic, and thus contribute significantly to the progress of the UAE."

Initially, 98% of the populated areas in the UAE are expected to be covered by the high speed network. Special data cards supporting up to 42.2 Mbps are to be introduced soon.

Hani Yassin, Qualcomm's director of business development and technology for the Middle East and North Africa, said that Dual Carrier-HSPA+ is gaining traction globally.

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