Published On: Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

d3 and du join forces to provide WiFi UAE, networked by du, across Smart City greenfield site

d3 and du join forces to provide WiFi UAE, networked by du, across Smart City greenfield site

d3 and du join forces to provide WiFi UAE, networked by du, across Smart City greenfield site

Dubai Design District, D3, today announced a strategic partnership with du – the Official WiFi provider of Dubai Smart City, to provide WiFi services across the D3 area. The provision of WiFi at D3 is amongst the first few instances of an entire area in Dubai that has been enabled with full internet access, helping to pave the way for the Emirate to become a truly Smart City.

Earlier this year, Dubai’s Smart City initiative was launched byVice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. d3 was selected as the greenfield development site for the initiative, enabling it to act as a blank canvas for strategic partners to showcase their initiatives, which will help achieve Dubai’s vision to be the ‘Smartest place on Earth’ within the next three years.

The agreement between du and d3 will lead to the provision of WiFi U.A.E., networked by du to all of d3’s creative tenants and visitors to the area, ensuring they can stay connected and at high speeds. It also allows people to easily access important government services and information. State of the art broadband infrastructure will be run throughout d3’s public areas, including all F&B outlets and retail spaces.

As a 24/7 location, the partnership with du allows d3 to offer a multi-layered experience for the design community that will be based there, where the traditional boundaries of work and play are blurred. It also ensures a physical environment is erected that genuinely underpins d3’s commitment to pioneering design principles, with innovation possible on every corner.

Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Investments, the developer behind d3, said, “We are dedicated to developing a creative destination at d3 that is rooted in cutting-edge, intelligent design. In doing so, we will contribute to Dubai’s vision for an efficient, modern, seamless and safe city that improves the experience of businesses, residents, tourists and consumers.

“Once the first phase of d3 is delivered in 2015, it will offer digital connectivity throughout the site, enhancing people’s experience and ensuring accessibility and safety. We are delighted to have partnered with du to make this initiative a reality, especially given their strong track record for customer satisfaction and delivering cutting-edge solutions in the field of Smart technology. Their input and innovations will be vital as we continue to transform d3 into an iconic Smart location.” Osman Sultan, CEO of du, said, “This partnership drives home the point that du’s robust infrastructure is the foundation for the development of all industries in today’s digitised world. Our reliable and interoperable infrastructure will play a transformative role in the rapid realisation of d3’s vision to set up the ecosystem that fosters opportunities in fashion, luxury, design, retail and hospitality.” “Our partnership is in line with positioning Dubai as a global tourism and business epicentre with world-class facilities. We fully support the Government of Dubai’s Smart City initiative. As a Smart City, Dubai will truly empower and inspire our digitally-driven society, and we look forward to contributing to this vision through our new collaboration with d3.” To enjoy WiFi U.A.E., customers of operators in the U.A.E. will be able to connect when the service is available from their WiFi-enabled device and choose from three usage options: free high speed for government services, complimentary basic service, or premium high speed service.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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