du selects Alcatel-Lucent to improve indoor mobile coverage in UAE

Company said that by leveraging on existing infrastructure assets, it will deploy small cells techno

du, a provider of networks in the Emirates region consisting fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) architecture on the fixed side and an HSDPA+ network on the mobile side, has selected Alcatel-Lucent small cells technology for making its fixed and mobile converged services offering.

The company said that by leveraging on its existing fixed and mobile infrastructure assets, it will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's small cells technology to enable its customers overcome indoor mobile coverage issues.

du chief commercial officer Farid Faraidooni said Alcatel-Lucent's expertise enables them to provide their customers with the fastest and highest-quality network connectivity across fixed and mobile, both indoors and outdoors.

"Building on Alcatel-Lucent's Small Cells approach, we can satisfy the increasingly demanding mobile service requirements of our residential and business subscribers answering their need for clear voice and high-speed data services, no matter where they are and through any 3G-enabled device," Faraidooni said.