UAE’s Etisalat, Du partner with Emaar Properties to offer telecom services

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE telecom operators Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, also known as Du and Etisalat have signed in master developer agreements (MDA) with Emaar Properties to provide telecom services to local communities in the UAE.

As part of the new agreement, both operators will cover Emaar’s major projects and provide adequate telecommunications infrastructure through their joint venture Taawun infrastructure deployment initiative.

According to the reports, customers will be able to select the retail telecom operator of their choice, and the agreement will further help the government’s long-term vision of building smart infrastructure and creating a robust telecom sector for master developers.

Under the MDA, Du and Etisalat will install, manage, and oversee state-of-the-art fixed telecom services and solutions across multiple locations, including Al Aryam Phase II, Lagoons Phase 1, Dubai Creek Harbour, The Valley by Emaar, Emaar Dubai South, Mina Rashid Properties, Dubai Hills Estates and Arabian Ranches Phase 3.

Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network, Etisalat said, “Our collaboration with Emaar will drive an array of opportunities for both parties in the years ahead. At Etisalat, we are committed to the total digital transformation of consumer and business customer experiences in line with our overall strategy and vision of ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’. By working with Emaar, we will combine our creativity, ambition, and insights to meet and exceed commitments to our customers.”

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Saleem AlBlooshi
Chief Technology Officer

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside Emaar Properties, a company whose profile, reputation, and history of sustained success across a multitude of projects offers an insight into its vision and ambitions for the future. With the finalization of this MDA, Emaar and its customers will benefit from the broad range of services we provide, all of which are dedicated to delivering convenience and empowering residents, communities, and the country. As an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social, and digital transformation, we are driven by our commitment to our partners.”

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties PJSC commented, “Delivering a world-class telecommunications infrastructure is an integral part of Emaar’s commitment to our customers. The Taawun partnership not only delivers a choice for customers, but it also guarantees the best-in-class in voice and data services, capable of catering to the needs of generations to come. The partnership is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 and smart city development in Dubai, which has helped the country to become one of the world’s most connected and sustainable nations.”