By Neil King
du’s latest package offers quick, easy and economical solutions to small businesses' connectivity needs
The latest package from telecom company du aims to give the UAE’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) a quick, easy and affordable route to installing an office communications system.
The new product, Office Connect, has been developed on the basis that connectivity, whether through internet or landline, is a must-have for any new business.
It provides customers with a free Wi-Fi router and a SIM card, and benefits from its popular Business Super Plan.
Customers will also receive free national and international minutes, free SMS and a free data allowance every month, with a 50 percent discount on calls to colleagues.
Small companies with up to eight employees will be eligible to use the same data plan, shared between them, giving extra benefit to SMEs who are looking to save money and streamline their operations.
The Wi-Fi router supports both voice and broadband services, can be plugged in anywhere in the office and will feature four ports, to which customers can connect devices such as laptops and printers.
Its wireless 3G connection speed goes up to 21Mbps, and the package includes a strong firewall to protect a customer’s network.
Chief Commercial Officer at du, Fahad AlHassawi, said: “We understand what SMEs need in order to succeed, and we’re very pleased to be able to offer the UAE’s SME customers and entrepreneurs a solution that is tailored specifically to their business requirements.
“Office Connect is the ideal solution for SMEs located anywhere in the UAE.
"It offers reliable connectivity with value-added bonuses to not only keep customers in touch with the world around them, but to give them the peace of mind they need to focus on growing their business prospects.”
VP of SME Marketing at du, Vikram Chadha, said: “Office Connect is a device for the modern SME.
"The owners of these companies are very smart and agile, and their data needs are increasing every day.
"The Office Connect solution provides growing SMEs with an excellent solution that meets their expanding data needs.
"It provides them with flexibility, value for money, price transparency and options as per their business needs.”
Office Connect prices start at AED300 ($81) per month, with twelve different packages available to meet the needs of the various SME segments.
SME customers can purchase Office Connect at any du Shop or authorized retailer in the UAE.