UAE telco Du has announced a partnership agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy IP-routing technology to achieve convergence in its telecom services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent started deploying an IP/MPLS, as well as providing Du with a set of comprehensive professional services that include project management, network design, installation and commissioning, software integration and operations.
"Convergence of fixed and mobile networks is a logical evolutionary step in our growth story. This stems from the increasing propensity of our customers to access everything from a single device," said Du CEO, Osman Sultan.
Last month, Alcatel Lucent and Du successfully deployed the first phase of the network with several sites across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain now carrying mobile traffic.