The service will be available in most Dubai Taxis
‘Gram fans rejoice – free WiFi will soon be available in most of the Dubai Taxi fleet across the city. The announcement was made at this week’s GITEX Technology Week event held in the city.
According to Gulf News, there are currently between 10,000 and 12,800 taxis in operation in the city, so the move will mean that most passengers will have access to the service.
The service is already available in 500 taxis operating out of Dubai International Airport, however the new announcement will affect all Dubai Taxis across the city. The taxi company will partner with Du Telecoms for the roll out – the same company that oversaw the free WiFi roll out in airport taxis.
Further details are yet to be released, but Du’s chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer, Anthony Shiner implied that it could be a while until residents feel the full affect of the roll out.
“You can’t launch all 10,000 cars with Wi-Fi overnight, you have to learn how different people are using the service,” he told The National.
““We will not be rolling it all out overnight but we will be doing it fairly soon,” he continued.