du home customers will now be able to access a new Google Family Application Suite, allowing them to use Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar and Hangouts via one centralised account.
The new unified solution will be available through du's home service packages and payable through standard monthly service fees, eliminating the need for multiple payments. This unique service solution will give du Home Service customers easy access to some of Google's main apps from the unified Family Application Suite, with the chance to stay connected and informed across multiple devices.
File, photo and video cloud storage via Google Drive will be available in the Family Application Suite, plus real-time collaboration with a dedicated family email address and family access to Google Docs. All of this will be provided with multiple device access at a single price. Furthermore, Family Application Suite users will enjoy the same experience across different devices, operating systems and browsers.
The service will be rolled out in phases, allowing customers to access the Family Application Suite through their mobile, internet and eventually their duTV.
Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said: "We continuously seek ways in which to enhance our customers' experience, and our partnership with Google is an exciting way of bringing more innovation and convenience into our home services customers' lives. As our devices get smarter there is increased convergence between all screens – television, smartphone and computer – as services become integrated and accessible through the customers' device of choice. This partnership puts the power of the cloud at our customers' fingertips, empowering them with higher levels of connectivity with the people and things that are most important to them."
"Adding Google Apps complements our existing range of home services offerings, giving our customers even more connectivity to the things that are important to them," he added.