National Bonds Corporation, National Bonds, has renewed its partnership with du to support WiFi UAE, a country-wide initiative to provide WiFi access to the public, in line with the UAE Vision 2021.
WiFi UAE currently covers Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ras al-Khaimah. It offers free internet access across Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, Dubai International Financial Centre, as well as prominent shopping malls in the emirates.
Speaking on the sustained synergy with du, Mohammed Bitar, Chief Commercial Officer at National Bonds, said, "We have renewed our partnership with du as part of our commitment to support providing free internet access to UAE residents. The internet today is no longer a luxury or privilege of a select social class, but has rather evolved into a basic need for every individual in a dynamic socio-economic landscape.
"We reiterate our support to the WiFi UAE initiative that enables unrestricted access to the benefits of the internet in business development and day-to-day management, thereby facilitating seamless transactions. With this partnership, we see a great opportunity to contribute to the Dubai Plan 2021, part of which entails building a smart and sustainable city."
Commending National Bonds for its continued support to the WiFi UAE initiative, Jihad Tayara, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at du, said, "We are proud to be partners with National Bonds to continue delivering high-speed internet access to people in the UAE. In addition, working together we aim to deliver a more networked society and enabling the continuing digital revolution of the country by providing seamless access to investment and savings information."