Etisalat to be ordered to allow du to compete on its broadband internet turf in UAE

Etisalat to be ordered to allow du to compete on its broadband internet turf in UAE

The new move follows three years of deadlock in which Etisalat has blocked proposals by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to improve competition, transparency and services provided to customers.

The dispute is over “bitstream access”, the technology with which an internet service provider leases out its infrastructure so multiple operators can use it.

Etisalat’s latest public response in the consultation process, published by the TRA this week, is: “Etisalat believes that bitstream access interconnection at the local level should not be imposed.”

Du responded with: “Etisalat has not provided any justification to its argument.”

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