du’s IPTV wins Metropolitan Infrastructure Innovation award

Published September 27th, 2010 - 10:20 GMT

du has been awarded the prestigious Metropolitan Infrastructure Innovation Award by the UK's Global Telecoms Business (GTB) magazine, in recognition of its success in implementing top-of-the-range IPTV (Internet protocol TV) services. The award ceremony brought together industry leaders from across the world, during which du was honoured under the 'Fixed Infrastructure Innovation' category.

"We have built and delivered a uniquely attractive value proposition based on customer needs, proving once again du's commitment to provide best-of-breed solutions tailored to our customers' requirements," said Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

"We are honoured to receive this award and remain devoted to offering the most cutting-edge and innovative services to our customers. This achievement proves that we are indeed succeeding in delivering exceptional quality products and services across both our entertainment and communication offerings," said Hatem Bamatraf, Senior Vice President - Network Development, du.

Other categories at the awards ceremony included 'Wireless infrastructure innovation,' 'Wholesale service innovation,' 'Business service innovation' and 'Consumer service innovation.' Global Telecoms Business is a UK-based website and magazine written specifically for senior managers who run telecoms carriers worldwide.

du has quickly consolidated its position as the forward-thinking telecommunications provider of the UAE, providing smart, user-friendly IPTV services to individuals, homes and other establishments. The company has successfully launched and delivered an innovative IPTV solution which offers superior performance and an array of state-of-the-art features.

Highlights of the du IPTV system include live TV services, offering Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and 3D formats; instant channel change options with superior menu navigation performance; electronic programme guide services (EPG), with the ability to customise the view; personal video recording of up to two streams simultaneously; blackout management; Video on Demand (VoD) services; a parental control option; a favourite list of channels; and lastly, multiple audio streams, subtitles, teletext and surround sound features.

IPTV is a system whereby a digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may often include delivery by a broadband connection. With IPTV, the television screen becomes a means of communication, allowing the viewer to interact with the service.

The GTB Innovation Award represents yet another prestigious addition to du's impressive collection of accolades in multiple categories. Already an established force in the telecommunications scene, du continues to prove that it is the telecom service provider to watch out for in the UAE and beyond. 


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