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Tue 24 Nov 2009 10:29 AM

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du to invest $85m to improve mobile network

Firm says mobile bandwidth will increase almost 200%, making downloading faster.

UAE phone company

has announced it will increase its mobile bandwidth by nearly 200 percent next year to enable faster streaming and downloading.

The telecom firm said it is set to invest $85m in the enhanced network that will vastly improve its online services.

Using HSPA+ technology, the network will give customers “lightning fast download and upload speeds of 21 Mbps – up from 7.2 Mbps,” the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.


customers will see a dramatic difference in their mobile broadband capabilities early 2010 when the new system is rolled out across the UAE,” the statement said.

“The high-speed HSPA+ technology will usher in a new era for mobile broadband, making a vast range of applications and services available to consumers on-the-go,” Hatem Bamatraf,

senior vice president, network development, added.

“Starting next year,

customers will enjoy a nearly 200 percent increase in mobile bandwidth, making downloading, uploading and other online activities faster and easier than ever," he said.

HSPA+ technology, from the telecom solutions provider Huawei, is already used by leading operators in North America, Asia and Europe as the next generation of mobile broadband.

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Yaser 10 years ago

Good job; but what about the GSM Signal? It is still weak at many areas; and outside Dubai. I think this is a priority.

Ryan12007 10 years ago

really wht difference it makes?all this technology will not affordable to middle class people...and everybody in uae knows tht... so doesn't really matter..wht u'll do ...