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Drake and Scull signs business communications agreement with du

Drake & Scull pioneers the integration of modern technology in its business services

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail, Oil and Gas, Water and Wastewater Treatment, and du, the fastest growing telecommunications service provider in the Middle East, announced a business services agreement between the two companies.

As part of the agreement, du will provide its cutting edge telecommunication services to DSI to integrate all aspects of business telecommunication within the UAE as well as exploring the possibility of implementing International Leased line circuits.

DSI has been able to realize tangible cost benefits through their business relationship with du in the past, which resulted in a significant optimization in fixed line costs with the seamless integration of “Closed User group” and “Call Select” functionality, and cost saving with the “Closed User group” feature that enables free calls between employees.

DSI’s agreement with du also spans the provisioning of mobile devices which resulted in savings in GSM calls which has generated substantial savings over a 2 year cycle. DSI will also benefit from the “Unlimited International Data roaming” feature for executives to provide them with unlimited access to data on du’s extensive global roaming network. The two companies will focus on connecting DSI’s regional offices through International Leased lines to DSI’s ISO 27001 certified Data center based in the Dubai Internet City in the near future.

“We are delighted to welcome Drake and Scull as the newest member of our ever-growing enterprise services family. We believe that the company will benefit immensely from our expansive suite of business services and solutions, which will provide impetus to their growth and business productivity,” said Hany Fahmy Aly, Executive Vice President – Enterprise Business, du.

Terence Sathyanarayan, Corporate IT Director, Drake and Scull International PJSC, said, “du is a veteran of the UAE’s telecom sector and perfectly complements DSI’s growing communications requirements across our global markets. We are pleased with du’s capabilities in business services and the multi-year agreement between our companies will address our connectivity and business solution requirements. We believe that in du, we have a reliable business partner which understands our evolving needs for business critical and scalable telecommunication services.”

“DSI continues to remain at the forefront of adopting the latest technology into our business operations and services. pioneering efforts in introducing globally proven technology like the Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP solution, and the Aconex project collaboration platform have made a positive impact on global operations. The business services agreement with du will help DSI to improve quality and coverage of our global business communications to enable improved services offering to our clients. The agreement with du will also help us attain our target of reducing our SG&A costs incurred on global communications, which will improve our profitability and generate value for our shareholders,” Terence added.