Does UAE need third telecom operator? No says Du

By Rajive Singh

DUBAIĀ 10 October 2017: The UAE market doesn’t need a third telecom operator, according to CEO of Du, Osman Sultan.

The UAE has only two service providers – Du and Etisalat.

“The UAE market doesn’t need a third telecom operator for the time being as competitiveness in the market is promising for greater prosperity in the telecom services in future,” Sultan told the Emirates News Agency, Wam.

According to him, Du’s accumulative investment in the UAE is estimated at Dh20 billion since it was founded ten years ago.

The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, Du, is investing nearly Dh2 billion a year on network and infrastructure developments and upgrades, Sultan said.

He revealed that Du serves 9 million active mobile subscribers, reflecting the customers’ confidence in the company’s quality products and services.