Du to provide wifi access in public areas
Dubai, March 5, 2014
UAE-based telecom operator du has unveiled ‘WiFi UAE,’ an initiative that provides access to wifi in public areas for all UAE residents.
The project, which takes effect with immediate effect, will start its implementation in Abu Dhabi and Dubai then gradually across the rest of the UAE, said a statement.
‘WiFi UAE’ is designed to help UAE residents harness the power of communication to stay connected with their near and dear ones, it said.
The residents and visitors to the UAE will be able to receive information and guidance on popular tourist landmarks, directions, and other places of interest.
Ahmad BinByat, chairman, said: “Today is a defining moment in the journey of the UAE’s Vision 2021 as we transform into a smart city. Benchmarking ourselves against the best worldwide and guided by the tenets set forth by the leadership of this country, we are proud to announce ‘WiFi UAE’ that will touch the lives of everyone in the UAE.”
Osman Sultan, CEO, said: “Leveraging our fibre optic network infrastructure and high-speed wireless internet, we launch this initiative which will directly impact the quality of life in the UAE.” - TradeArabia News Service