Fewa and du sign network sharing deal

Telecom operator du and Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) have signed an agreement to share the latter’s extensive Dark Fibre Network.

The partnership allows du and Fewa to optimally utilise their respective network resources to enhance the scope of their services and operations efficiency for the benefit of all UAE residents.

The agreement supports du’s plans and is a stepping stone in extending the reach of its fixed services to Northern Emirates which will allow individuals and businesses to enjoy du home and business fixed services.

Commenting on the agreement, Osman Sultan, CEO, du, said: “We believe that increased cooperation between the private and public sectors based on mutual synergies is the way forward. We are proud of this agreement, which is part of our continuous efforts to strengthen our fixed and mobile network capabilities, and is a significant part of our preparations to extend our fixed services footprint nationwide this year.”

Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, General Manager, Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa), said: "Infrastructure is a national asset and we wanted to capitalise on our Dark Fibre Network for the benefit the UAE telecom sector, we are proud of this partnership with du and wish them all the best in expanding their national fixed footprint”.

The initial MoU was signed between Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, General Manager, Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa), and Osman Sultan, CEO of du, in January 2010.

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