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Telco du inks deal to provide WiFi, smart screens in 500 taxis

Telecoms operator announces collaboration with Dubai Taxi Corporation for fleet serving Dubai Int'l Airport

Telco du inks deal to provide WiFi, smart screens in 500 taxis

Telecoms operator du has announced it has collaborated with Dubai Taxi Corporation to launch WiFi UAE access and smart screens in 500 cars of the fleet serving Dubai International Airport.

WiFi UAE is an initiative by du to enable WiFi access to the public, in line with UAE Vision 2021.

The smart screens will be provided through du's partnership with Malaysian ICT solutions developer, Gigalink Solutions for Dubai Airport taxis.

Smart screens will allow the customers to view promotional advertisements, RTA services, and give visitors and tourists' information about Dubai's popular tourist destinations.

The service will also offer customers transparency when it comes to the cost of the journey prior to departing.

The project is in line with the Government's strategy to make Dubai the smartest city in the world, while meeting the increasing needs of Dubai residents and visitors in time for Expo 2020, a statement said.

Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, said: "Our pre-eminent cooperation with du to provide internet connectivity and smart screens across our Dubai Airport fleet truly embodies Smart Dubai strategy to bring innovation and smart living to Dubai.

"The importance of this agreement lies in the consolidation of our partnerships with various parties to improve the quality of services provided to the public - to reach the seven star level Dubai is renowned for."

Carlos Domingo, chief new business & innovation officer, du, added: "du is excited to initiate this one-of-a-kind collaboration with Dubai Taxi Corporation. We see it as our responsibility to cooperate with the various entities in the public and private sectors to implement smart services and interconnected networked technologies throughout the city."

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