By Helen Massy-Beresford
Agreement with France Telecom will see companies cooperate on digital home services.
France Telecom and UAE telecoms operator Etisalat said on Monday they had signed a deal to cooperate on digital home services.
Under the agreement Etisalat will acquire a 16.6 percent stake in SoftAtHome, a joint venture launched by Thomson SA, Safran unit Sagem and France Telecom to develop software for triple-play services.
The operator will use SoftAtHome solutions for future broadband offerings, the two companies said in a statement.
Etisalat's chairman Mohammed Hassan Omran said the agreement paved the way for the two companies to cooperate on acquiring multimedia content including pay-per-view television. (Reuters)