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du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018

du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018

du has confirmed that it will add 5% to its products and services from January 1, 2018, as value added tax (VAT). As mandated by the UAE Federal Tax Authority, 5 percent VAT will be added to applicable telecommunications products and services effective from January 1, 2018.   For postpaid customers, 5% VAT will be […]

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Du to offer wifi internet in Dubai Tram

Du, Dubai’s second telecom service provider, has announced that it will provide WiFi internet access in upcoming Dubai Tram. This announcement between the telco and the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) came during GITEX Technology Week 2014 on the sidelines of the telecom operator being chosen as the Smart City Official WiFi Provider in Dubai. […]

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du to donate AED20 to Dubai Cares for every participant in Every Step Counts walkathon

du to donate AED 20 to Dubai Cares for every participant in Every Step Counts walkathon. The event, organized in partnership with Dubai Mall to support Dubai Cares programs, took place on 23 July at 10pm in Dubai Mall. Participating in the event will be the Emirati singing sensation Ambassador-at-Large Hussain Al Jasmi. For every du customer […]

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YahClick satellite broadband service launched by Yahsat in UAE

YahClick, the UAE’s third satellite broadband service has been launched by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company owned by Abu-Dhabi’s Mubadala. YahClick already operates in 10 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and will be distributed in the UAE by local telecom businesses SkyStream and Safa Telecom. […]

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Emirates ID Card or Passport required to apply for new SIM card

According to a new regulation by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), applications for new mobile phone SIM card must accompany a copy of either Emirates ID Card or Passport. Earlier, subscribers used to get new SIM card by submitting copies of labor card or driving license. The rules were circulated to all mobile phone shops […]

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UAE mobile phone users ask to re-register SIMs in 18 months

On pretext of curbing illegal phones, the mobile phone users in the UAE are asked to re-register their SIMs in 18 months or risk having their telephone services cut off. Reported by the Arabian Business, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said in a statement that mobile phone subscribers are expected to fully update their data […]

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Under Sea Cable Cut Can Disrupt Internet Services in Dubai

Under Sea Cable Cut Can Disrupt Internet Services in Dubai

Du has issued an statement saying that a cut in an underwater cable between Dubai and Oman could effect internet services in the UAE. Gulf News reported that in a statement Tuesday, Du said that the cable was served at 7.45am on Monday and that operators were working to fix the problem. Internet traffic was […]

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du Internet Service partially restored after under sea cable cuts

du Internet Service partially restored after under sea cable cuts

Du internet service in UAE has partially restored as one of the two cable cuts has been restored while the second one might take weeks. A cut in SMW3 cable has been restored while repairs for the other cable, i2i, may take take one or two weeks. The cause behind the cuts was not shared […]

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Fire at Orbit Showtime Network suspend TV Channels

A small fire at the headquarters of the Orbit Showtime Network in Dubai has resulted in a temporary suspension of a number of popular television channels. Around 44 OSN television channels were temporarily suspended following a fire and a subsequent power shortage at the broadcast centre in Dubai’s Media City. Following message is posted at […]

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UAE to restrict BlackBerry services?

After an earlier unsuccessful attempt to curb down BlackBerry usage in UAE, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has now asked Etisalat and du, to restrict BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) to “qualifying organisations” and private individuals. Qualifying organisations must have a valid UAE trade licence, and a minimum of 20 or more Enterprise accounts under the […]

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