RTA, du join hands for free WiFi in buses, bus shelters at Dubai's Gitex Technology Week

du, RTA, free WiFi, gitex technology week

Dubai - The service will be available at 23 bus stations, 40 water transit means, 18 marine transport stations, and several air-conditioned bus shelters.



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 4:55 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 6:59 PM

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is teaming up with du to provide free WiFi on board public buses, marine transit modes and air-conditioned bus shelters, it was announced during the ongoing Gitex Technology Week 2019.

The service will be available at 23 bus stations, 40 water transit means, 18 marine transport stations, and several air-conditioned bus shelters, said Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA.

"The signing of this MoU is driven by RTA's commitment to raise customers satisfaction and achieve two strategic goals of RTA, namely People Happiness and Advance RTA. WiFi is becoming a public necessity and lifestyle. RTA is giving this aspect serious consideration in view of its customer-centric service strategies aligned with the government's directives. We are providing this service freely to meet users' expectations. Buses, marine transit modes and bus shelters are increasingly popular and we are therefore keen to offer best-in-class services. The service is set to be operational before the onset of Expo 2020," Bahrozyan said.

"du takes pride in signing this agreement with RTA and is grateful for RTA confidence in du's services. We look forward to boosting our cooperation and improving our services to RTA and all other public entities with the aim of contributing to the satisfaction and happiness of Dubai and UAE residents. This agreement is instrumental in broadening the scope of du services and cementing its standing as a preferred service provider to the government and corporate sector," said Fahad Al-Hassawi, deputy CEO telecoms, du.


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