Mobile networks become operational in Burj Dubai

Mobile networks become operational in Burj Dubai

Mobile networks become operational in Burj Dubai

The United Arab Emirates' telecom service providers - Du and Etisalat - have covered the tower with their enhanced mobile network.

This would allow the visitors to access a range of services like IPTV, broadband with 24 Mbps, voice telephony, and video on demand anywhere in the iconic tower, which will officially open on January 4 next year.

Both, Etisalat and Du issued statements announcing covering Burj Dubai with their enhanced mobile networks. Du's network has 2G and 3.75G capabilities and covers surrounding buildings.

"Now, all those who visit or work in Burj Dubai will enjoy seamless connectivity for making voice and video calls, as well as for mobile internet and other mobile services from Du," the company said.

Meanwhile, Etisalat said its 186 km of cable would give people - who work, live and visit the tower -- access to its recently launched eLife – a five billion dirham network that offers faster connection speeds.

"Not only are we able to provide the highest quality mobile network to support telephone calls, but through our fiber-optic services, eLife, provide the fastest mobile broadband services," Ahmad Julfar, Etisalat's Chief Operating Officer said.

Around 100 engineers, consultants and technicians worked on Etisalat's network installation, which the firm said took three years to implement including the design phase.

At 818 metres, Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure. Its contruction began on September 21, 2004 and would be ready for occupany on January 4, 2010. Around 12,000 workers were employed during peak of its construction.