Du signs 5G network expansion deal with Nokia

Du, a leading UAE-based telecom service provider, announced signing of a four-year 5G expansion deal with Nokia.
Du retail storeSaleem Al Balooshi, CTO of du and Amr K. El Leithy, SVP, Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia signed the deal.

Nokia will deploy the new 5G sites with its Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) technology to assist Du to deliver 5G services in new locations.

Du’s 5G network will use products from Nokia’s AirScale Radio Network Access portfolio and massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (mMIMO).

Nokia’s SRAN solution will also reduce network complexity by allowing du to manage multi-technology operations on a single platform. This will help Du to future-proof its investment by enhancing network and cost efficiencies.

“Nokia is one of our trusted partners, and we are pleased to be using its SRAN solution to further improve our network’s coverage and capacity,” Saleem AlBlooshi, chief technology officer at Du, said.