Du adopts Cisco solution for fixed-mobile convergence

24 Jan 2011

US-based technology vendor Cisco Systems has announced that Du, the UAE’s second national telecoms operator, has converged its fixed and mobile IP transport networks using the Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System. The move has enabled fixed-mobile convergence on Du’s network, helping to meet the growing demand for high-end broadband services. The solution will allow the firm to rapidly deploy new high-bandwidth mobile applications and data packages. The network development will also allow Du to improve the speed, flexibility and scalability of mobile-based services to its customers. ‘Our vision to run a fully converged network where all the fixed and mobile services run on the same IP network is being achieved through our fixed-mobile convergence projects,’ commented Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president of network development at Du, adding: ‘By collaborating with Cisco will be able to continue to deploy state-of-the art technology to continue enhancing the level of service we are delivering to our customers.’