18 Oct 2010
UAE telecoms company Emirates Integrated Telecommunications (Du) is set to launch a DC HSPA+ mobile broadband data card, which will enable the company to offer mobile broadband download speeds of up to 42.2Mbps. TradeArabia reports that the company will be showcasing the technology at the Gitex Technology Week 2010 in Dubai and will launch the device in the near future. ‘Now, Du customers are among the select few worldwide – and the first in the region – to enjoy fastest mobile broadband speeds of up to 42.2Mbps, which will greatly improve the quality of applications on the go, including games, TV, music and video media,’ commented Du’s CCO, Farid Faraidooni, adding: ‘We will strive to continue with our strategy of offering market firsts which will reflect on the UAE telecom market and the region and, most importantly, we remain committed to providing our customers with the best possible telecom experience.’ As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Du launched a network upgrade from HSPA+ to DC-HSPA+ last month to increase peak download speeds from 21Mbps to 42.2Mbps. The upgrade was carried out by Huawei and Qualcomm and covers 98% of populated areas in the UAE.