DEWA enters into partnership and cooperation agreement with du to lease-out part of DEWA’s dark fibre

Published October 21st, 2009 - 10:26 GMT

Another meritorious deed is added to DEWA’s record of achievements with its partners in the various government entities and business firms by entering into a partnership agreement to lease-out a  part of the dark fibre networks, owned by DEWA to Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du), to use it in communications, as per lease and right of use contracts.


HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, DEWA, has officially announced execution of the lease agreement of a part of the dark fibre networks owned by DEWA to du within a mutual partnership and understanding framework to serve the benefits of the two sides.


The MD and CEO mentioned that such a partnership comes pursuant to the directions of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with regard to the collaboration of the efforts and integration between the various authorities, departments, companies and national business sector institutions, to push the economy and utility performance to the highest possible level of excellence.


The MD and CEO also pointed out that DEWA, within its strategy, has taken the approach of diversification of income through the best use of its resources and installations, to secure an excellent economical performance and high output, besides efficient utilisation, to maintain achievement of its strategic vision, which is a key part of Dubai’s strategy.


H.E said that DEWA is looking forward for this agreement to be the springboard of cooperation with du in future, as they will extend all possible facilities to serve their mutual approach towards excellence in services and high class performance.  


Osman Sultan, CEO, du, said that as part of this landmark development, du will have uninterrupted access to installed and planned fibre optic networks of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) across the emirate of Dubai, ensuring that the telecom service provider can respond effectively to future demand and can continue introducing innovative new services to the market.


“This is a strategic partnership between two forward-thinking companies,” noted Sultan. “Securing access to DEWA’s network is a landmark development for du. We already have a winning business proposition and a brand that’s known for bringing forward the latest technologies and offering highly-customized telecom solutions to both individual and enterprising customers. This agreement means that our future growth and our ability to provide exceptional connectivity and integration to our subscribers will know no bounds.”


With access to DEWA’s current and future fibre optic networks, du has an ideal platform for offering multiple services going forward. “We look forward to working closely with DEWA to make the most of this exceptional opportunity for the benefit of all new and existing customers,” Sultan added.

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