Customers in the
"We already have a clear policy for infrastructure sharing or the sharing of networks. The target is to have the commercial launch this year," said
Last December, the mobile phone market was opened up further with subscribers allowed to switch between the two operators — du and Etisalat — while keeping their mobile numbers unchanged. However, for home services the country is still lagging. Consumers are forced to use one operator based on the area in which they live.
"We achieved more in mobile, largely because it's more competitive. We are not as competitive … in fixed [services]. We know that. Simply the consumer doesn't have a choice," said
"What we intend is to introduce a choice in service, a competition through infrastructure sharing," he added.
After years of delay, this can now work from a technical standpoint, said
Analysts say that du is more likely to benefit from a network-sharing agreement with Etisalat.
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