du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), has further strengthened the UAE's diplomatic ties with the Peoples Republic of China through the signing of a Network Installation Outsource for Services (NIO) contract with China Communication Services International (CCS).
The contract will enable CCS UAE to provide services for installation and maintenance works across du's vast Access and Transport Network.
Building upon the UAE's burgeoning relations with the Peoples Republic of China, Osman Sultan, CEO of EITC, welcomed H.E Zhaoxiong Chen, Chinese Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, along with Xu Chu Guo, of China Communication Services International (CCS), to enhance business relations and to discuss business possibilities and different models specific to the Telecommunications and IT industry.
Osman Sultan, CEO of EITC, said: "This contract signifies another bold step towards the unity and progress of our two countries and solidifies du's commitment to transform our core network so we can continue to be the backbone for solutions, services and experiences in line with the Smart City agenda. In signing this significant agreement, du will also boost development and prosperity of both the UAE and China through our aligned principles and Government-led strategic objectives."
The scope of the contract between du and CCS includes telecommunication infrastructure, fibre network connectivity, FTTH, FTTX, GPON Migration, ICT Services for data centers, ISP and OSP Cabling. The implementation of this work will be carried out on both the copper and fibre networks.