Du boosts indoor network coverage

23 Jul 2009

UAE telecoms operator Du has announced it has earmarked AED200 million to expand and improve its indoor network coverage in hundreds of high traffic areas across the country, with the continued roll out of in-building upgrades. Since 2007 the telco has invested more than AED500 million in indoor connectivity improvements, which it says has enabled it to provide GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 3.5G capability in any location it covers, such as shopping centres, airport buildings, hospitals, universities, hotels and resorts. ‘We are committed to bringing our state-of-the-art EDGE network to customers across the UAE,’ said Hatem Bamatraf, senior VP of network development at Du, adding, ‘The EDGE network is compatible with the latest 3.5 and 3G mobile technologies, as well as the 4G technologies of the future. In addition to expanding our coverage, we are also dedicating substantial resources to vastly improve network reliability in indoor areas and ensure ultra-clear and dependable service where our subscribers live, play and do business.’