Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Wi-Fi for the implementation of wireless internet throughout the integrated free zone technology park.
The move marks the free zone’s first step towards turning Dubai Silicon Oasis into a smart city in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As a key player in realizing the leadership’s vision of shaping Dubai into a smart city, DSO is working towards integrating best innovative solutions that facilitate the transformation.
The agreement was signed at the DSO headquarters by Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice-President of Engineering Management at DSOA, and Eng. Maher Al Zarooni, Chief Executive Officer, EmiratesWifi.
Under DSOA’s agreement with EmiratesWifi, the project will be implemented in two phases. Phase one will ensure the deployment in the commercial buildings, facilities and headquarters of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority by January 2014. Following the completion of the second phase in Q2 2014, DSO will become the first free zone in Dubai to deploy 24/7 free wireless internet throughout the 7.2 square kilometers technology park.