The United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du has launched its first full nationwide triple-play packages, offering TV, internet and telephony services to customers outside its core service area of Dubai for the first time. Since October 2015 a network sharing agreement between Du and rival operator Etisalat has allowed the two telcos to provide voice and data products over each other’s infrastructure, but the deal has not, until now, been expanded to cover TV services. This has restricted full competition since most users are better off sticking with their original provider since attractive discounts are offered for multi-play bundles.
According to a report from The National, Du’s TV services outside Dubai will be delivered via streaming services du View and OSN’s Wavo streaming platform, as opposed to Du’s traditional IPTV offering. Content includes OSN’s Sports and Movies suite, together with local UAE channels.