Du trials LTE Broadband Trunking

27 Jan 2015

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du is claiming to have completed the first tests of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Broadband Trunking in the Middle East, achieving data transfer speeds of up to 100Mbps. The technology is designed to replace legacy trunking equipment based on Tetra and Project 25 (P25) radio systems, and Du says it will allow for the provision of ‘futuristic connectivity solutions’ to large enterprises in sectors such as mining, oil and gas, logistics and shipping, as well as government departments, emergency services and public utilities, plus for applications such as traffic monitoring and smart city solutions.

Saleem Al Blooshi, Executive Vice President of Network Development & Operations at Du, said: ‘The successful testing of the new LTE broadband trunking services and the evolution of current trunking solutions provides tremendous opportunities in a digitised world, where real-time transfer of information is at the heart of communication. The solution complements our expanding broadband portfolio for the enterprise segment.’

United Arab Emirates, Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, EITC)