du launches LTE-A with Nokia Networks

Operator used Nokia Networks' radio platform Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station
Saleem AlBlooshi, executive vice president, Network Development and Operations at du.
Saleem AlBlooshi, executive vice president, Network Development and Operations at du.

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Nokia Networks enabled du to launch LTE-Advanced) services in the UAE. The operator used Nokia Networks' radio platform Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, carrier aggregation software, and professional services, combining FDD-LTE bands 1800 MHz and 800 MHz.

Saleem AlBlooshi, executive vice president, network development and operations at du, said: "This milestone underscores our global standing as a frontrunner in introducing latest mobile broadband technologies in the UAE. We timed it with the availability of CAT-6 smartphones* in the UAE, so that our customers can immediately enjoy higher download speeds with increased throughput and coverage. In addition, with this achievement we will be able to help the government realize its Smart City vision."

Tony Awad, head of du customer team at Nokia Networks, said: "This feat is a great example of how we help ambitious telecom service providers such as du address the ever-increasing demand for faster data speeds by taking advantage of existing spectrum. Our carrier aggregation solution helps du's customers access wireless next generation data services across the UAE."

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