The United Arab Emirates' second-largest operator, du has signed an MOU with Huawei to manage its mobile broadband (MBB) network to cater for the demand in the country. In a statement, the firms said that the network would benefit from an evolutionary architecture, which would provide better user experience for customers. The three-year wireless network insights project is aimed at helping du in the development of its next-generation mobile broadband network.
As part of the deal, Huawei will lead on network insights that will oversee the flow of du's business operations and provide technical and service support. Huawei's focus will fall within four key pillars of operation - network insights, user behaviour analysis, user migration analysis, and spectrum and network evolution recommendations.
Marwan BinShakar, vice president of Mobile Access Networks at du
We are witnessing the exponential rise in data usage, and to ensure that our customers continue to experience great service we need to remain at the forefront of technology. As our strategic partner, Huawei has showcased its capability in partnering with us to shape the evolution roadmap for our network and has implemented multi-layer network solutions across the world.
Ying Weimin, president of R&D Wireless Networks at Huawei
To address the challenges brought about by an ever-expanding mobile ecosystem, networks must become both broader and smarter. du has clearly made that a priority for their customers and will be able to leverage our expertise to develop an intuitive network enhanced with the very latest Huawei innovations. Building on our longstanding cooperation with du, Huawei is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions to help evolve to a future of endless mobile possibilities.