Etisalat Digital brings WiFi to vehicles

M2M in-vehicle WiFi to enable transport operators offer high speed connectivity to their passengers

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Etisalat Digital brings WiFi to vehicles Public transportation companies are adopting WiFi access for passengers to enable them be more productive while on the move.
By  David Ndichu Published  July 12, 2017

Etisalat business customers can now enable WiFi connectivity on the move to their fleets and vehicles.

Etisalat Digital’s launch of M2M in-vehicle WiFi is to meet this growing demand among its business customers to enable high speed WiFi connectivity to their passengers, the company says.

Consumers require uninterrupted high speed WiFi connectivity at home, office and public areas. Nowadays public transportation companies prioritise WiFi access for passengers to enable them be more productive while on the move. The proposition can also be used by students while on the move.

The in-vehicle M2M solution makes use of an automotive grade WiFi gateway complying with the necessary protocols to make the service PIAP (public internet access provider) compliant as set by UAE’s Telecom Regulatory Authority.  Through this, Etisalat Digital enables business customers to be a PIAP and offer a certified WiFi solution to their end-users.

The new business solution also enables customers to have real time visibility of the WiFi data consumption. The in-vehicle solution is supported by Etisalat’s M2M control centre and nationwide M2M connectivity.

Alberto Araque, vice president/internet of things and digital payments, Etisalat Digital said: “This launch will enhance our telematics offerings in UAE which is in line with the long term vision of the government to enable smart transportation across the country. The solution comes with a flexible business model that helps our government, enterprise and small and medium business customers to easily offer the service to their customers and citizens."

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