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In partnership with telecommunication service provider Etisalat, Dubai has launched a free WiFi service on board 106 Intercity Buses to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
In a recent media statement, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority said that the step is a part of its plan to bring more happiness to customers by making their daily travels a more enjoyable experience, as well as to realise the objectives of the Smart Dubai City program.
"The service enables inter-city bus riders to surf the Internet through their portable devices, tablets or smartphones; and process several tasks in transit; a time-saving exercise," said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency.
He also added that the WiFi service will be continuously assessed with a goal of expanding and improving on the service.
"This constructive cooperation will offer inter-city bus riders a free high-speed internet service via their portable devices and smartphones. The experience will enable them utilize their time spent on board our buses," said Salvador Anjlada, CEO of Business Sector, Etisalat.
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