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2016-12-13

NOKIA: du prepares for fastest fiber broadband in the UAE with successful test of Nokia's next-generation 40 Gigabit TWDM-PON technology

Press Release

* Nokia's TWDM-PON technology achieved 40 Gbps (Gigabits per second) in a lab
test, paving way for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) and moving Dubai
closer to becoming a smart city role model

* 40 Gbps can enable new services such as smart home and faster downloads
speeds that allow a 2-hour, 4K-quality video to be downloaded in seconds

Dubai, UAE -- December 13, 2016

UAE-based telecommunications service provider du
has successfully tested Nokia's
Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON)
innovative fiber technology in its lab, reaching aggregate speeds of 40 Gbps.

Nokia's TWDM-PON technology expands the capacity of du's fiber access network
by providing additional wavelengths over a fiber which collectively deliver
up to 40 Gbs. This enables significantly higher upload and download speeds.
Thanks to Nokia's unique next-generation Passive Optical Network solution, du
can efficiently upgrade its existing GPON network to the next-generation with
XGS-PON or TWDM-PON on a single fiber.

Currently offering 1 Gbps services in the UAE, du continues to innovate and
invest in technologies that will offer its business and residential customers
the speed and quality of service they expect. The rise in bandwidth will help
du improve the customer experience significantly for residential customers
and launch new services for the highly demanding business customers.

Jasim AlAwadi, Vice President - Network Infrastructure&Services, at du,
comments:
"With the increased use of smart devices and bandwidth-hungry applications by
our subscribers, the demand for an ultra-fast network also keeps increasing.
Keeping our customers on the top of our mind, we pioneer by introducing
market-leading technologies to them. Our successful test of Nokia's TWDM-PON
is proof of this. We are confident that our cooperation will take the
country's journey toward IoT and smart cities to the next level."

Rima Manna, head of the du customer team at Nokia, says:
"With its current strategy, du is very well positioned to evolve its network
now and in the long term, and meet the customer needs of one of the leading
broadband countries in the world. With this latest successful test, we
reiterate our commitment to du in its endeavor to launch truly innovative
services for its subscribers across the country."

du is the strategic partner of Smart Dubai for Smart Dubai Platform. The Smart
Dubai Platform will be developed and implemented by du, in an ambitious and
unique public-private partnership model that will set new benchmarks for
cross-sector partnerships for smart city initiatives globally.

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our
connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs,
we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and
consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of
products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to
emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping
the future of technology to transform the human experience.www.nokia.com

Media Enquiries:

Nokia
Fixed Networks
Kathleen De Smedt
Media Relations
Phone: +32 3 240 45 97
E-mail:kathleen.de_smedt@nokia.com
Communications
Phone: +358 10 448 4900
Email: press.services@nokia.com

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Source: NOKIA via Globenewswire

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