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Tecom signs Wi-Fi deal with du

By Staff Writer



Tecom Investments has signed an agreement with telecom provider du to provide wireless internet access from April at a number of public areas in its free zone cluster.

The deal will create a community network and broaden the range of services Tecom offers at Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Media City (DMC) and Knowledge Village (KV).

“Since its inception, Tecom Investments has endeavoured to provide innovative services and an enhanced brand experience to its business partners,” said the company’s CEO Abdullatif Al Mulla.

“Staying connected is vital for today’s businesses in an increasingly technology-driven world. It is imperative we provide the necessary infrastructure for our visitors, business partners and students and help them communicate in the most convenient manner.”

Osman Sultan, CEO of du, said: “We will provide the technology and support required to create an efficient and consistent networking system for Tecom entities.

“The deal will ensure that everyone benefits from du’s Wi-Fi services so that they are not restricted to their desks. This is part of our constant efforts to offer customers the best communications experience.”

The Wi-Fi coverage areas include DIC Buildings Two and Three, the lobby of Building Four, the retail areas in Buildings Six, 12, 13 and 16, the First Steps offices in Building One as well as the boutique villas and food courts.

The Dubai Media City coverage areas will include the retail area of Building One, the retail and lobby areas of Building Two, and all the retail areas of Buildings Seven, Eight, 10, 14 in addition to the retail area of the loft offices.

The KV coverage areas will include the lobby of Block 2A, the retail area of Block Six, the food court of Block Seven and the retail areas of Blocks 18 and 19.

Eventually Tecom part of Dubai Holding will extend wireless connectivity to all outdoor public spaces within the free zone clusters.
Du already has an exclusive agreement with coffee shop chain Starbucks to provide Wi-Fi services in all its outlets in the free zones.

The whole of the Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City, Dubai World Trade Centre, Times Square and KV’s Tulip Inn are covered by du’s Wi-Fi Service.

The links at the Trade Centre and Times Square use long-range Wi-Max technology, enabling users to experience for the first time a public service delivered in this way.