UAE telcos to share cost of new fixed rollouts

2 Mar 2016

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du has revealed that the cost of installing fixed telecoms infrastructure in new developments will now be shared with rival operator Etisalat, meaning both companies can reduce capital outlay by operating over a shared infrastructure rather than deploying two separate networks. Last year, the country’s fixed networks were opened to infrastructure sharing for the first time, meaning the two firms could begin to target customers who were not in their traditional franchise areas. According to a report from The National, Du has now confirmed that the cooperation has been extended to deploying new infrastructure, saying the move could reduce its spending on fixed network rollouts by up to 60%.

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