RTA and Du to Offer Free WiFi on Public Transport
Both organizations signed an MoU during GITEX Technology Week 2019.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has joined hands with the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, Du, to offer Free WiFi on all types of public transport as well as air-conditioned bus shelters. The public transport would include road buses, ferries, and water buses, inter-city buses, and the Dubai Metro.
Both organizations signed an MoU during GITEX Technology Week 2019 at Dubai World Trade Center. Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA, and Fahad Al-Hassawi, Deputy CEO Telecoms, signed the agreement.
“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,” stated Bahrozyan.
Furthermore, the Free WiFi will be accessible at “23 bus stations, 40 water transit means, 18 marine transport stations, and some air-conditioned bus shelters.”
“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.”
RTA wants to offer Free WiFi before the start of Expo 2020,” said 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,” remarked Al Hassawi.
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