Wi-Fi on 5 Dubai-Abu Dhabi buses

In a pilot scheme, the Roads and Transport Authority has introduced Wi-Fi internet service onboard five deluxe coaches shuttling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Published: Tue 18 Sep 2012, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:33 PM

Passengers will now be able to surf the Internet using their laptops, tablet PCs or even smart phones, getting more out of their travel time between the two emirates.

Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dosari, CEO of the RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “The Wi-Fi internet service is being tentatively offered to passengers commuting onboard buses shuttling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the two telecommunication providers in the UAE (Etisalat and Du), featuring the latest telecommunication technologies.

“We launched this service on a trial base in a single bus by the end of last June, and recently expanded the service offering to cover four other buses, bringing the total number of buses in which the pilot service is offered to five, and the agency is braced to the full launch of the service early next year.”

The service is provided as a value addition to commuters of inter-city buses in general and deluxe coaches shuttling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi emirates in particular with a view to raising customer satisfaction, said Al Dosari.

“The Wi-Fi internet service onboard the five coaches deployed on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi line will be subject to a continuous and precise assessment to prepare well for broadening the scope of the service to span the entire buses operating on this line.”


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