Tecom, du sign WiFi deal
Dubai, March 18, 2008
Tecom Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, has signed a deal with du, the UAE’s new telecom provider, to offer WiFi services from April, in public areas within its free zone clusters – Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Media City (DMC) and Knowledge Village (KV).
The deal will create a community network and broaden the range of user-friendly services Tecom offers within the free zones.
Abdullatif AlMulla, CEO of Tecom Investments, said since its inception, Tecom had endeavoured to provide innovative services and an enhanced brand experience to its business partners.
“Staying connected is vital for today’s business in an increasingly technology-driven world. It is imperative we provide the necessary infrastructure to our visitors, business partners and students, and help them communicate in the most convenient manner,” he noted.
Osman Sultan, CEO of du, said: “We will provide the technology and support required to create an efficient and consistent networking system for Tecom entities.
“The deal will ensure that everyone benefits from du’s WiFi services so that they are not restricted to their desks. This is part of our constant efforts to offer customers the best communications experience.”
"Apart from the food courts in the free zone, the WiFi coverage areas include DIC Buildings 2 and 3, the lobby of Building 4, the retail areas in Buildings 6, 12, 13 and 16, the First Steps offices in Building 1, as well as the boutique villas."
The DMC coverage areas will include the retail area of Building 1, the retail and lobby areas of Building 2, and all the retail areas of Buildings 7, 8, 10, 14, in addition to the retail area of the loft offices, he added.-TradeArabia News Service