Dubai's Du doubles broadband speed for Home customers

Telecom operators says growth of data consumption on the du network has increased by 200% over the last five years
Dubai's Du doubles broadband speed for Home customers
Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy CEO – Telco Services, du.
By Sam Bridge
Mon 18 Feb 2019 02:57 PM

Du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced that broadband speeds have been doubled for all new and existing Triple Play Home customers, permanently at no extra cost.

In response to the continued growth of data consumption on the du network, which has increased by 200 percent over the last five years, the telecom operator said it has automatically upgraded its existing customers.

This means that users across the UAE now have a free speed boost taking their plans up to 1Gbps on du Home Premium.

Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy CEO – Telco Services, Du, said: “du is committed to delivering what our home customers demand: faster broadband, personalized TV content, all at the most competitive prices. The new double-speed upgrade ticks these boxes and has been especially designed to cater to the discerning needs of our home customers who aspire to lead digitally enhanced lifestyles which enrich their everyday lives.”

The UAE ranked 11th in the world for mobile speeds (48.07 Mbps) and 38th for fixed broadband speeds (50.16 Mbps) in December, du said.

Etisalat announced last month that business and home subscribers will experience double broadband speed for free enabling them to implement and use advanced digital technologies in their homes and offices.

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