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Du Users Can Expect Faster Internet Speeds As New Tech Arrives

Enhanced gaming and virtual experiences will become the norm as the telecom firm rolls out multi-carrier aggregation technology.



du users can expect faster internet speeds as new tech arrives

Internet speeds will soon be up to three times faster for du users in the United Arab Emirates as the carrier rolls out multi-carrier aggregation technology. The move will allow seamless artificial intelligence (AI) and 8K video streaming, plus enhanced experiences for metaverse and UHD cloud gaming users.

“We anticipate that in the near future, average bandwidth demands of users will increase multi-folds. Multi-carrier aggregation is a proven way to enhance the peak and average throughputs of wireless networks, and thus we embarked on this journey,” explained Saleem Al Blooshi, chief technology officer of du.

Along with the latest improvements, du will soon offer 3CC-enabled advanced 5G home wireless for even faster speeds.

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The latest round of upgrades by the telecom carrier is sure to help the UAE remain at the top of internet speed rankings. The country currently sits at number two globally and number one amongst Arab countries, with average download speeds of 239.2 Mbps. Singapore narrowly beats the UAE, topping the list with average speeds of 247.29 Mbps.


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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.



hamad international wins 2024 skytrax world airport awards

Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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