Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced it is working with telecoms provider du to provide free WiFi UAE across more of it's public transport network including public buses, marine transit and within air-conditioned bus shelters.
The announcement was made on the side-lines of GITEX Technology Week and an MoU signed in the presence of Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA; and Fahad Al-Hassawi, Deputy CEO Telecoms, du.
“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. As part of the agreement, du is to provide WiFi UAE services free of charge for riders of Dubai Bus, inter-city bus and Expo buses. The service will also be available at 23 bus stations, 40 water transit means, 18 marine transport stations, and several air-conditioned bus shelters,” said Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan at the signing.
“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,” continued Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan.
“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,” added Fahad Al Hassawi.