(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Phase one will ensure the deployment in the commercial buildings, facilities and headquarters of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority by January 2014.
The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, or DSOA, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with EmiratesWifi for the implementation of wireless Internet throughout the integrated free zone technology park.
The move marks the free zone's first step towards turning DSO into a smart city in accordance with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As a key player in realising 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 Muammar Al Katheeri, executive vice-president of engineering management at the DSOA, and Maher Al Zarooni, chief executive officer of EmiratesWifi.
Al Katheeri said: "It is essential that a free zone such as Dubai Silicon Oasis plays a leading role in contributing towards the vision of our leadership. DSO's state-of-the-art infrastructure offers an advantage that facilitates such integration. We are confident that EmiratesWifi will deliver the best technology solutions within the agreed timeline."
Under the deal, 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.