Du announces Smart City WiFi plan at GITEX
Higher Committee for Smart Dubai Initiative signs MoU with telco
The Higher Committee for Smart Dubai Initiative has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with du, announcing the UAE’s integrated telecommunications company as the Smart City Official WiFi Provider in Dubai.
du will provide an end-to-end, fully managed WiFi solutions, which will be accessible in public areas such as public transport, malls, recreational and urban areas, and other top destinations.
The operator will expand its existing WiFi coverage in public areas. Customers of both operators will be able to access it with a common login and portal.
Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Assistant Director of The Executive office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and member of the Executive Committee of Smart Dubai Initiative, said: “We strive to ensure the rapid realisation of the Smart Dubai vision. This is only achievable with the right infrastructure in place, with connectivity being a vital component to provide Dubai’s public with unlimited access to all Smart City services, anywhere and everywhere. Having a strong WiFi service across all public areas will significantly contribute to Dubai becoming the world’s smartest city, which is a goal we are aiming for. With an existing public WiFi service that has proven successful and reliable, du is the natural partner for realising this ambitious goal.”
Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer at du, commented: “WiFi is the basis of any Smart City model, and we are honored to be selected by the Higher Committee for Smart Dubai Initiative to provide this crucial service.”