Dubai airports boast of having world's fastest free Wi-Fi

Known for providing enhanced facilities to passengers, Dubai airports now boast of having the world’s fastest Wi-Fi service. Passengers can now access superfast internet service while waiting for their flights.

The new feature has been aptly christened WOW-Fi and offers a top speed of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps) and is about 10 times faster than people have access to in their homes in Dubai.

WOW-Fi system installed at Dubai airport
WOW-Fi system installed at Dubai airport offers a top speed of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps). Photo courtesy :

According to a statement released by Dubai airport officials, “This service provides an internet connection surpassing all other airports.”

The launch of this WOW-Fi service follows Dubai Airports’ launch of an upgraded free unlimited high speed Wi-Fi connection across Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) in December last year.

Dubai Airports is investing in more than 6,000 new Wi-Fi access points to upgrade the entire wireless network’s speed and reliability.

Michael Ibbitson, Executive Vice President of Technology and Infrastructure at Dubai Airports, said, “As the biggest international airport in the world, we are at the heart of many journeys across the globe. With WOW-Fi, passengers will get a speed of up to 100mbps to enable them to quickly download or upload emails, pictures, videos and social media updates and then get on with enjoying the airport or meeting their friends and family across the world.”

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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