du, a subsidiary of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Edge Group, which specializes in advanced defense technology and other fields. Under the new memorandum of understanding, du will provide a range of advanced, high-value and efficient communication services to the Edge group and its employees.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Karim Benkirane, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at du, and Trace Ahmed Al Ketbi, Head of Support Services at Edge Advanced Technology Group, during a virtual ceremony organized by the two companies via videoconferencing technology.
Karim Benkirane said: Cooperating with national companies and institutions from various sectors and helping them achieve their strategic goals and aspirations by providing them with the latest solutions and services in the field of integrated information and communications technology is a responsibility that we have always been committed to and proud of at du.
We share the same vision with Edge Group, which aims to contribute to a pivotal and effective role in laying solid foundations for a secure and sustainable future for the UAE, in addition to cooperating with companies in the public and private sectors to help them improve the efficiency of their operations and achieve the best results. We are pleased to sign this partnership with the Edge group, and we look forward to harnessing our resources and employing our expertise to provide the group with a comprehensive portfolio of our services and solutions and to provide support to it in its endeavors to achieve its goals for the next stage.
Under the terms of the agreement, du will focus on providing the Edge group with a wide range of high-quality communication services and technologies, in addition to the infrastructure solutions that the group needs across its operations system. Security, protection, efficiency, speed and business continuity, as well as cost savings across all Group entities and divisions.
Cost reduction will be achieved through what is known as the “economy of scale” approach, and du’s value propositions on corporate communication services and disaster recovery solutions will facilitate the Edge Group’s mission to achieve this goal. In addition, du will leverage Edge Group’s procurement synergies to standardize and streamline operations.
Al Ketbi said: For us as a group specialized in developing and employing advanced technological capabilities, it is very important that our communication network be of a high level of quality and efficiency to ensure the continuity of services, especially in light of the transformations that our digital world is witnessing today.
We are confident that this strategic partnership will allow us to obtain an integrated portfolio of customized and advanced solutions that are in line with our aspirations and enhance our capabilities to respond to the requirements of the next phase in accordance with the highest standards of efficiency in the sector.
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