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du-Injazat partnership promises a new era of innovation for Managed Networked IT services

The UAE’s integrated telecom service provider du and Injazat, the leading information communication & technology and business process managed services provider in the United Arab Emirates, have formally entered into a go-to-market partnership agreement to provide business customers with state-of-the-art networked IT services.

24 August 2010

The UAE’s integrated telecom service provider du and Injazat, the leading information communication & technology and business process managed services provider in the United Arab Emirates, have formally entered into a go-to-market partnership agreement to provide business customers with state-of-the-art networked IT services. It is envisaged the new agreement once finalised, will allow du and Injazat, who currently have a longstanding partnership, to quickly integrate Injazat’s latest world-class managed networked IT services with du’s and Injazat’s combined market-leading telecommunication services and business solutions.

“du and Injazat share tremendous synergy in the area of managed network services. The benefits of a potential joint proposition could see customers gain significant return from their networks through greater productivity and reduced operating expenses. Not only will this potential collaboration be beneficial to the UAE’s business by making these services available to them, but it will serve as a benchmark for the increased adoption of managed networked IT services in the region, commented Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

Together, the two companies are looking to launch managed networked IT services, which will allow businesses to dramatically reduce up-front investment costs, while also accelerating the adoption of managed networked IT services on a large scale.

“This recent venture strengthens our existing partnership with du and combines du’s superior telecom expertise with our business solution experience to provide the UAE’s businesses with highly sophisticated managed networked IT services. We look forward to exploring the opportunity of working with du to provide advanced networked services that will considerably reduce costs and boost efficiency for UAE businesses,” commented Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, CEO, Injazat.

In March 2009, du and Injazat had signed a 3-year deal under which Injazat provides managed collocation services for du’s mission-critical systems through its Abu Dhabi-based Tier IV data centre, the first commercially-available facility of its kind in the region. The fault-tolerant centre supports reliable, secure, and high-value 24-hour IT managed services incorporating IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards.

About Injazat Data Systems LLC:

Established in the 1st Quarter of 2005, Injazat Data Systems is an Information Technology and Business Services company that offers a wide range of managed services. It is focused on providing IT managed services to the oil & gas, utilities, financial services, government, transportation, telecom and healthcare sectors.

Injazat aims to become the premier information technology and business process managed services provider in the region, creating a local company with the experience of a global player.

About du

du, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, launched mobile telecommunication services in February 2007 across the UAE, in addition to internet and pay TV services that du provides in some of the free zones of Dubai. Call Select, du’s nationwide fixed line services for voice telephony, was launched in July 2007. By the end of 2008, over 3 million people in the UAE chose to become du customers.

Among du’s many firsts is its historic Number Booking Campaign for both individuals and business, Pay by the Second billing system, Mobile TV, Mobile Payments, first of its kind ‘WoW’ recharge card (which offers customers the choice between more credit, more time and now ‘more international’ recharge option with additional credit on international calls) and Self Care.

For business customers, du business offers include Closed Business User Group and preferred International Destinations. du Broadcast Services division brings scalable media technology platforms and telecommunication solutions to the broadcast community through its world class teleport (Samacom) and Master Control Room (MCR) facilities.

du products and services for consumers and business are available through du’s retail network, currently numbering 33 du shops located in strategic locations across the UAE, more than 3000 authorized dealers Or through du e-shop, accessible at http://www.du.ae/en/where-to-buy/eshop.html. du shops are a one stop shop for mobile service, carrier select and the payment of the service bills.

du is 39.5 percent owned by the UAE Federal Government, 19.75 percent by Mubadala Development Company, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications & Technology Company LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. It is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name du.

Awards to date

  • du presented with an award for Best Middle Eastern Local Currency Deal 2008 by UK’s EuroWeek
  • du won two prestigious awards at UAE Web Awards 2008. du e-shop portal won the best strategic online portal award in the e-commerce category and du media club website won the bronze award in the media and press category.
  • du corporate brand launch campaign awarded a Cristal MENA award in 2008
  • du declared ‘Best Brand’ at Telecoms World Awards Middle East 2007 for innovative branding and outstanding brand success
  • Second place in the New Brand Launch category at the GMR Effectiveness in Marketing Awards 2007
  • Silver Award for the best website in the ICT category at the UAE Web Awards 2007
  • du WoW TV Commercial awarded amongst the best 50 TV commercials in mobile telecom category in the world for 2007

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