Official Smart City WiFi provider du chooses Icomera as Dubai Tram technology partner

January 24, 2015 11:37 am

du, the Official Smart City WiFi Provider in Dubai, has chosen Icomera as its technology partner, giving Dubai Tram commuters a cutting-edge WiFi service throughout their journey.

Icomera’s X-Series platform supports 4G/LTE backhauling and WiFi internet services is provided through Icomera platform that backhauled over du 4G/LTE network that are available across the tram route and TRAM stations.

The set-up is designed so that users can experience seamless connectivity across trams and stations, accessible via any smart device. The network is already operational in 11 stations and two Trams and installation on the nine remaining trams will be completed soon.

Icomera has been offering mobile Internet solutions for over a decade, matching WiFi and transport providers with the service most suitable for them. The adaptive nature of the X-series platform means that Dubai Tram can keep pace with evolving technologies to remain state-of the-art network. This kind of technology is ideal for Dubai’s Smart City initiative: to make public transport eco-friendly, user-friendly and communicative. Together Icomera and du will make this Smart City a reality.

Saleem Albooshi Executive Vice President, Network Development and Operation, du, said: “We are pleased to bring Icomera on board as the technology partner in our vision of empowering commuters with seamless connectivity on Dubai Trams. We would like to thank Icomera for building the WiFi network in a very short time period despite the encountered constraints. Icomera WiFi network will be backhauled over our state of the art 4G/LTE network. As an Emirati company, it is our pleasure to be able to support the vision of the leadership of Dubai to provide a seamless transportation network across the emirate. Providing WiFi services to commuters on the Dubai Tram is a step towards smart city vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”

Karl-Johan Holm, President and CEO, Icomera, said: “We are very excited to be involved in this innovative initiative. This is a project with a lot of firsts and we are honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and products and to provide a solution that will put Dubai Tram at the cutting edge of public transport”.