The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities and 5G, published a first white paper prepared by its Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB), outlining the status of City Wi-Fi around the world.
The white paper reveals that activity in Wi-Fi is at an unprecedented level as cities seek expert assistance to deploy the technology; with over 75% of respondents saying they have plans in place to significantly increase investment in Wi-Fi. 

Value for Dubai

UAE WiFi is based on a partnership between Smart Dubai and telecom provider du. It is Dubai's approach to cover a public areas with WiFi access to access government services and applications, such as Dubai Now - an application combining e-services and offerings for residents and visitors of Dubai; as well as enable access to social media accounts where desired by the user.