UAE rolls out super-fast mobile broadband

18/10/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE rolls out super-fast mobile broadband

Posted by Neil King

The UAE has become one of the select few nations in the world to have launched high-speed mobile broadband speeds of up to 42.2 Mbps.

News of the development comes after UAE-based telecoms provider du upgraded its network to next-generation DC-HSPA+ technology.

The company is currently showcasing the technology at Gitex 2010, the largest ICT exhibition in the Middle East which runs until Thursday (October 21st) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Commenting on the broadband network launch, Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer at du, said: "We are proud to have contributed to the reputation of the UAE with this global achievement in mobile networks, as well as employing the most cutting-edge technology for the benefit of our customers."

It was also claimed that the mobile broadband roll-out "will greatly improve the quality of applications on-the-go", including games, TV, music and video media.

The news comes after Dubai Municipality revealed last week that it is to present various new e-services at Gitex 2010.

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