04 March 2015
Etisalat and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on joint research initiatives aimed at improving user experience for Etisalat’s customers.
Under the agreement, both
companies will expand their research efforts focussing on
full-scale network transformation that would improve user
Etisalat and Huawei will focus
on emerging technologies such as 3CC carrier aggregation, 4K
video, 1Gbps @home, VoWifi and cloud computing technology. The
duo will also trial functions and applications based on
software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions
virtualisation (NFV) principles.
"Our collaboration with Huawei
allows for collective research and sharing of best practice
that helps us maintain our leading position in providing
extraordinary end-user experience," said Saeed Al Zarouni,
senior vice president of Mobile Network, Etisalat UAE.
Both companies had
previously worked together on the rollout of
Etisalat’s 4G LTE networks.