Du emphasises improved infrastructure

Du showcases ability to deliver improved network services

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Du emphasises improved infrastructure Du will be participating at Gitex for the sixth time, says Faraidooni.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 7, 2011

After posting solid results for the first half of 2011 and completing numerous projects, UAE telecom operator du is particularly excited about exhibiting at GULFCOMMS.

"This year marks our sixth consecutive participation, and we're looking forward to another successful year at GITEX Technology Week in 2011," says Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

A number of recent developments at du will be highlighted at GULFCOMMS. The company recently announced the completion of the first phase of its Optical Transport Network (OTN) expansion along with its own backbone infrastructure.

With this, du claims to be among the first few telecom service providers in the Middle East to establish OTN on a national scale across the country, converging all its services.

The network, in which du has already invested over $65 million, is set to extend all the way from Abu Dhabi to the northern emirates, ultimately reaching du's submarine cable landing station in Fujairah. Hatem Bamatraf, Senior VP, Network Development, says that the OTN, along with du's own backbone infrastructure, will enhance the capacity of the backbone and provide improved network coverage to 2G and 3G mobile users. It will also act as a core network to connect the UAE to other nearby countries.

Faraidooni described GULFCOMMS as the best place to demonstrate these capabilities. "GULFCOMMS has proven to be the ideal platform to demonstrate the message that we wish to convey to our customers, partners, and peers, by giving them a fully interactive, immersive look into our brand," he says.  "It is the pre-eminent platform to discuss the latest telecoms trends and services."

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