Du, Huawei bring wireless services to Dubai Metro’s Green Line

7 Feb 2012

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has successfully deployed its transmission network solution on the Dubai Metro for Du, the UAE’s second national operator, enabling passengers and small businesses to access wireless broadband services at 18 stations on the Green Line. ‘The transmission network we have built with Du provides access to 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi and WiMAX services, so passengers on the Green Line can now enjoy the commuting experience that little bit more by browsing the internet, checking their emails, working on their laptops or even conducting meetings on the move,’ commented Dr. Liu Qi, president of Middle East for Huawei Enterprise, adding: ‘In the 40 years [since its formation] the UAE has achieved many milestones – the construction of the Dubai Metro is a significant one, and we’re very pleased to have played our part.’ According to Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president of network development and operations at Du, passengers can access Du’s internet service using Wi-Fi enabled devices either through credit cards or ‘WoW’ recharge cards, which are available from Du shops and authorised outlets.

United Arab Emirates, Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, EITC), Huawei Technologies