du to Offer 8mbps Internet for AED 199 in August

By on July 4, 2010
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du will soon slash prices for its fixed line and broadband connections with its ‘Real Broadband for All’ scheme.

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du announced plans to ‘transform’ the country’s broadband scenario by offering extra speeds and competitive plans at no additional cost.

Billing it as ‘Real Broadband for All’, the almost taking-a-dig-at-the-competitor sounding scheme will offer residential customers a fixed line and an 8mbps broadband internet connection for AED 199 per month, from August 15 (for existing du customers only; no specific date for new users). du will also offer faster broadband speeds of 16mbps and 24mbps for AEd 259 and AED 349 per month, respectively.

In comparison, Etisalat’s newly introduced e-Life package offers a fixed line and 1mbps broadband for AED 259, 8mbps for 299, 16mbps for AED 359 and 30mbps for 499. It is yet uncertain if du intends to introduce download caps similar to e-Life’s 100GB limit which will be implemented from September.

du says that the increased speeds have been made possible following the $100 million investment to its fibre optic network.

“That is one of the most advanced technologies and capacities not only in the region, but worldwide. We completed that upgrade towards the end of last year, and I believe we are now fully ready to offer such speeds at such prices.”

Source: ITP.


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  • Qwerty – JB

    Amazing……

  • AC

    Any idea on how Etisalat will retaliate?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tbreaknet tbreaknet

      I hope with bringing prices down and quality up
      =)

  • Ken

    it's funny how etisalat makes everyone shift to e-life by introducing it at a lower price compared to al-shamil, and then you hear they will introduce a download cap of 100GB, will they ever grow up!?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tbreaknet tbreaknet

      I completely agree! If you have a 30MB connection that downloads at 3.2MB/sec, you can pretty much utilize the entire 100GB in under 4 days. But from what I hear, that cap of 100GB is not going to be imposed. Again, rumors but I know that I have downloaded lots and lots on my 30MB connection and not gotten charged yet.

  • Omar

    Etisalat is just trying to be very clever: They invested loads in end to home fiber, which no one uses as its just too expensive for current applications. Now the problem is…how to make the people who are already using the most expensive broadband in the world… foot the bill for this super expensive investment and make a profit. Entice them will teaser tariffs and make them switch. Then shaft them after 3 months. And the CAP THAT IS JUST BULLSHIT on broadband. if you even an 8mb connection you are bound to download 10 Gbs a day. What is the whole point of having a 8 mb pipe is there is a download restriction. 8 mb is overkill for any other application: voip, video streaming (even HD youtube), divx streaming, internet radio, online gaming. The only application there is is to download HD video and thats like 10 gb / 2hrs for 1080p or free trial games. … so they just want to make 300aed per subscriber that the min for the 100gb cap connection (Lower one has a 10gb cap) where they where previously making 180 for 512Kb unlimited shamil connection.

  • ajith

    FAKE HOW CAN DU GIVE 8MB INTERNET FOR THAT CHEAP? http://www.du.ae/en/athome/talk-surf-watch/plans#
    SHOWS 229
    who gave you this fake info that its just 199dhs?

    • mufaddal fakhruddin

      That is Internet + TV + Landline, mate. For just landline + Internet it is indeed 199 Dhs.

  • eusebio

    Hey Ajith, just look in the surf and talk section it's 199 Dhs. You are looking in the talk – surf – watch section

  • Iarm

    What about Sharjah and Ajman when will du offer it’s connection in these places.

  • yasir

    when will da du connection cum in Shj on resednation area…. do let me knw.. cant w8 for it

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