Du telecom is one of the leading telecommunication companies in the world. It provides a wide range of services, including mobile telephony, fixed-line telephony, broadband Internet, and pay-TV. The company is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has a market capitalization of $75.9 billion and more than 3,000 employees.
Du Website: Du.ae
Du Help Line: 800155
The company was founded in 1993 by the Dubai government as part of its efforts to develop its non-oil industries. The company began with exclusive rights to provide wireless services for Dubai, under the name Emirates Telecom. Then it launched its wireless service in Dubai in September 1995, with the second-largest city and prime business center of UAE as its main hub.
Later on, Du extended its services beyond the borders of the United Arab Emirates and became a public shareholding company and is listed now on both Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). Finally, in 2009, Du became the largest telecom company in the Middle East and Africa with its $10.9 billion acquisition of Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunications Co (VIVA).
The company’s total revenue in 2015 was Dhs 56.81 billion ($14.64 billion), and it had a market capitalization of Dh 73.88 billion ($19.5 billion), as on February 2016.
Du’s mobile subscriber market share was 14% at the end of first quarter of 2012, making it the second biggest provider in UAE (first being Etisalat). Its fixed line market share was more than 45%, thus making Du the first choice for fixed telephony services among residential and business users in UAE.
The company’s products and services include a wide range of voice and data communication products for consumers, SMEs and large enterprises, including:
Du’s main competitors are UAE-based Etisalat and Kuwait-based Zain. In Oman, Du has been competing with Nawras since its launch in 2007.
Du Mobile Packages
Du offers a wide range of mobile packages to its subscribers, which include voice, data, and SMS services. The company offers both prepaid and postpaid plans, and subscribers can choose the plan that best suits their needs.
The prepaid plans offer a variety of options, including unlimited talk time, minutes, SMS, and data. The postpaid plans also offer a variety of options, such as unlimited talk time, minutes, SMS, and data. In addition, subscribers can also choose a plan that includes international roaming services.
Du Broadband Internet Plans
Internet services are available for both residential and business subscribers. The company offers both ADSL and Fibre Optic connections, with the choice of either monthly or quarterly payment options.
The company provides two types of packages for both types of customers: light and standard. These include voice, data, SMS, and international roaming services.
The company also offers three different types of home routers for use with its broadband plans: Du SpeedTouch, Du WiFi Router, and Du Super WiFi Router.
Du pay-TV service
Du provides pay-TV services in UAE under the name “mydubai” since 2000. The service is a combination of a number of technologies including digital, satellite, and broadband. It provides over 185 channels in high definition for residential customers.
In May 2008 du made its PayTV service available to business customers under the name “mydubaiBiz”. The company provides 85 channels in standard definition or HD at any given time. In the case of international channels, du broadcasts them in their original language along with an Arabic dub.
mydubaiBiz offers additional options such as video on demand, PPV events, and a movie download service.
Du’s Labs was established to support Du’s ongoing innovation agenda by providing a platform for the development of new concepts and devices, and to drive innovation-driven growth for Du’s business units.
The Labs’ key focus areas include: wireless technologies and services; next generation networks; intelligent devices and solutions; network security and the convergence of fixed and mobile connectivity. The Lab is currently active in two key areas: smart homes and connected cars.
Du Labs also offers an open innovation platform for customers and partners, allowing them to collaborate with Du in various ways.
Du Mobile Devices on Installment
you can also get the latest mobile devices from du with your postpaid packages, this includes apple Samsung and their latest models visit du.ae for more information
Du vs Etisalat
Du and Etisalat are the two biggest telecommunications providers in the United Arab Emirates. They both offer a wide range of voice, data, and SMS services, as well as broadband Internet and pay-TV services.
Du is the first choice for fixed telephony services among residential and business users in UAE, while Etisalat is the first choice for mobile telephony services. Du has a market share of 14% in the mobile subscriber market, making it the second biggest provider in UAE (first being Etisalat). Etisalat has a market share of more than 80% in the mobile subscriber market.