Dafza Wi-Fi a big draw at Gitex

01 November 2014

DUBAI Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza)’s newly launched Wi-Fi service attracted much interest from visitors at the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai.

Dafza is among the first free zones in the world to provide employees and customers with complimentary Wi-Fi connection speed of up to 1 Mbps. 

The new service demonstrates Dafza’s commitment to support the transformation of Dubai into a smart city for efficient delivery of services through smart, interconnected systems and high-speed internet connection in public areas, said a statement from the  free zone.

Dafza representatives demonstrated its Smart App features which enable investors, employees, visitors and the public to access the free zone’s services via smart devices to accelerate the transaction processes. The free zone also showcased the application’s advanced browsing tools to access its more than 300 services such as business set-up inquiries, forms and license renewal requests, visa application, and official letter forms, among others. The Smart App also provides a location map and directions to Dafza, work timings and routes of buses and metro services. Also showcased were the “Dafza Eye”, a smart initiative that enables the hub’s employees, clients, visitors and public in general to efficiently report issues, concerns, and incidents that require attention, investigation or corrective action.

“Dafza offers high-level components and state-of-the-art infrastructure supported by an exceptional Wi-Fi network to transform itself into a smart city. The launch of our new smart service is part of our efforts to enhance the experience of 1,600 international companies operating in the free zone, of which 17 per cent work in the ICT industry,” said Buthaina Hamad Bin Fahad, director of the information and communication technology department, Dafza.

Buthaina added: “To ensure maximised and uninterrupted Wi-Fi service, we established 500 hotspots in our facilities and public transportation stations. The new service will reinforce Dafza’s efforts to position itself as one of the most advanced free zones in the world.”

 Dafza was awarded the titles of Global Free Zones of the Future 2012/13 and top Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2013/14. Tenants include firms in the aviation, freight and logistics, IT and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food & beverage, jewellery and cosmetics fields.






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