Du selects Cisco for 4G/LTE mobile network

Cisco mobile internet platform being rolled out for Du network

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Du selects Cisco for 4G/LTE mobile network The 4G LTE network will allow Du to deliver the most advanced service to its customers, says Bamatraf.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 2, 2012

UAE operator Du is deploying Cisco mobile internet solutions to build its nationwide 4G LTE mobile broadband network.

The operator is using the Cisco ASR 5000 Series as its mobile Internet evolved packet core (EPC) platform to provide greater network performance and intelligence.

The new network will provide new services and better performance for Du's five million customers, with speeds of up to 150Mbps, for services such as gaming, HD video streaming and social networking. The new architecture will also give Du greater network and customer intelligence, to deliver personalised services, while maintaining quality of service and security.

Hatem Bamatraf, executive vice president, Network Development and Operations, du commented: "This new 4G LTE network ensures that du will continue to deliver the most advanced, innovative mobile services to mobile customers across the country. Our internet users will experience speeds like never before, giving them a seamless online experience, making connectivity on the go even more convenient. Cisco's Mobile Internet solutions not only greatly improve the performance of our mobile network, but help us provide a reliable, safe and secure mobile experience to our customers."

Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Internet Technology Group, Cisco added: "The Cisco mobile Internet solutions we provide, along with the support of our advanced services organization, will help deliver the performance and intelligence du needs to quickly and efficiently launch new, advanced mobile services like video and mobile Internet with the level of quality and reliability its subscribers have come to expect."

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