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UAE: Top wireless firm du unsure about upcoming network share

 |  November 3, 2013

The United Arab Emirates’ top wireless operator du is reportedly concerned over the impending network sharing deal with its main rival Etisalat.

According to reports, du CEO Osman Sultan said the company is unsure about the terms of the deal that will open fixed-line services in the UAE. Discussions of a deal began more than four years ago.

Up until such a deal, du ended Etisalat’s monopoly when it entered the market in 2007. The two are not direct competitors, however, as they each serve different geographical regions.

According to reports, Sultan said the companies have sorted out technological issues for the network share but disagreements remain over financial terms of the deal.

Details of the finances of the deal remain unclear, however.

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