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Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed a strategic 'Memorandum of Understanding' (MoU) with telecommunications company du, to foster mutual collaboration between the two companies.

As a result of the agreement, du will provide its consultation and technical know-how on telecom solutions thereby boosting Etihad Rail's overall integrated communications solutions and at the same time enhance du's reach across the UAE to remote areas.

The MoU was signed by Richard Bowker, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Osman Sultan, CEO of du, in a special ceremony held at du headquarters.

Commenting on the collaboration, CEO of Etihad Rail, Mr. Richard Bowker, said: "du exhibits exceptional competence in delivering high-speed, fully integrated telecommunications solutions effectively and efficiently. Etihad Rail aims to provide its customers and equip its network with a telecommunications infrastructure with such qualities."

The MoU follows several agreements signed by Etihad Rail ahead of the planned construction of the first phase of its 1,200km network, which is set to connect Shah, Habshan and Ruwais, for the purpose of transporting granulated sulphur for export, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

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