Nov 25 2012
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du wins Telco Broadcast Project of the Year for datamena at Broadcast Pro ME Awards
Carrier-neutral transit and content hub datamena wins first award one month after launch
Dubai, UAE: du recently received the Telco Broadcast Project of the Year award from the Broadcast Pro ME Awards, for its carrier-neutral transit and content hub, datamena. The award and was accepted by Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President, Investments (Special Projects), du, on behalf of datamena."It is an honour to receive the Telco Broadcast Project of the Year award for datamena. That our proposition is already attracting such positive attention is testament to the region's desire and need for world-class capabilities to host digital content within the region, close to end users. Digital media is growing at a staggering pace, and we are committed to giving our customers a competitive advantage in this changing landscape with an end to end product portfolio." said Jaishankar.
datamena was launched in October 2012, in line with du's vision to enable enterprise and broadcast companies to host and distribute their content in the Middle East. It delivers a world-class, digital end user experience, with leading data centre facilities, high-speed connectivity and support services for content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), carriers and operators. It also hosts the newly-launched UAE Internet Exchange (UAE-IX), managed by the world's largest internet exchange operator, Germany's DE-CIX. A key objective of datamena is to simplify and reduce the cost of hosting and content distribution in the region, enabling customers to locate content closer to their regional end users.
For more information about datamena, please visit www.datamena.com.-Ends-
We opened for business in 2006. We offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses. We also provide carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters.
As a rapidly-growing enterprise, we have over 2,000 people working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings. Our people come from over 60 countries - we mirror the rich cultural diversity of our nation, while being able to serve our customers in a variety of languages.
Over 50% of our senior management team and customer-facing employees are UAE nationals, and we remain committed to providing fulfilling opportunities for quality talent in a cosmopolitan working environment.
By the end of Q3 2012, more than 5.96 million people and over 50,000 businesses have chosen to use our services. In a survey conducted by ARC Chart, we were named the Best Mobile Broadband Network 2012 in the Middle East and Africa region. We also ranked first in MENA's Standard & Poor/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Index in 2011.
du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 20.081 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. du is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name 'du'.
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