Posted by Bob Brunskill
Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, is now fully covered by an enhanced mobile network provided by du, the integrated telecom service provider.
All residents and visitors to the building will now have access to seamless 2G and 3.75G network capabilities, du says.
The move is part of efforts by du to expand its mobile network across major landmarks in the UAE, and to cover 99 per cent of residential areas by the end of 2009.. Such extensive technological infrastructure will serve as a further boost to business and property investment in Dubai.
Benefits of the service at Burj Dubai include broadband with 24 Mbps, voice telephony, video on demand, IP telephony, leased lines and Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).
"Covering the tallest building in the world with our state-of-the-art network...is a significant achievement for us and a major step forward for mobility users," said Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president of network development at du.
Attractions at Burj Dubai currently include an observation deck, aquarium and luxury hotel.