du and Huawei pen mobile broadband deal

06 July 2015 |


Dubai’s du has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese vendor Huawei for the construction of what they claim will be the most advanced mobile broadband network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

During the three year agreement Huawei will provide du with insights into network usage and development, in order to build a next-generation network offering the best possible user experience.

“This MoU with Huawei outlines our commitment to offer the fastest, most reliable and technologically innovative mobile broadband connectivity services for our consumers in the UAE,” Marwan bin Shakar, du’s CP of mobile access network, was quoted as saying.

“We are witnessing the exponential rise in data usage, and to ensure that our customers continue to experience great service, we need to remain at the forefront of technology. As our strategic partner, Huawei has showcased its capability in partnering with us to shape the evolution roadmap for our network and has implemented multi-layer network solutions across the world.”

In August last year, du and Huawei completed a successful LTE-A field trial.