DIFC Prioritises Digital Transformation to Enhance Connectivity and accessibility

DIFC Prioritises Digital Transformation to Enhance Connectivity and accessibility
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Next-generation Wi-Fi 6 in partnership with Huawei to launch in the Centre on 1st November, further supporting DIFC’s position as region’s most advanced financial centre

Brand-new DIFC Connect – HID Mobile App enabling greater convenience and security for community and visitors

Dubai, UAE, 05 October 2019: Dubai International Financial Centre, the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, is continuing to prioritise digital adoption and transformation to enhance connectivity and accessibility in and around the financial hub. The new introductions to the infrastructure will further enable ease of doing business to and from the centre, demonstrating DIFC’s understanding of the need to provide even greater convenience for the companies based in the centre. 

A core component of the transformation will be the launch of next-generation Wi-Fi 6 in partnership with Huawei on 1st November 2019, offering the fastest WLAN technology to date. The new solution will be deployed across the public areas in the DIFC, reinforcing the Centre’s position as the most advanced financial hub in the MEASA region. As the DIFC looks to triple in size by 2024, the launch of Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 will help the Centre meet its growing connectivity requirements, ensuring its community has access to the latest technology and network, with the capacity to support innovative smart services.

Peyman Al Awadhi, Senior Vice President – Official Spokesperson at DIFC Authority, said:

“Connectivity is the key to every aspect of infrastructure development in the DIFC – we connect our community, physically and digitally, in the same way we connect the various facets of a financial ecosystem. With the rapidly evolving demands of professionals based in and visitors to the Centre, it’s our responsibility to ensure we are offering the latest technological services. We are incredibly pleased to be launching Wi-Fi 6 in partnership with Huawei and believe it will be a game-changer for the DIFC community.”

Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest WLAN technology to date and powers enterprises forward by dramatically boosting capacity and slashing delay. Its deployment allows a new and improved user experience in dense deployment scenarios compared to that of previous Wi-Fi generations. The network offers four times the system capacity of Wi-Fi 5, four times the concurrent access, and 60% lower transmission latency. Wi-Fi 6 enables ultra-high bandwidth 4K and ultra-HD video conferencing, as well as fast, seamless roaming, and ultra-low 10-millisecond latency for quick VR response.

Dongyue Ouyang, MD of Huawei Enterprise UAE, said:

“We are pleased to partner with DIFC on this first of its kind project in the region. The Wi-Fi 6 project is