Dubai Airports has rolled out an upgraded unlimited free wifi service at its Dubai International and Dubai World Central facilities. The upgrade follows a four-month pilot project at Dubai International’s Concourse D, which opened earlier this year.

The airport operator says that the new service “offers speeds that set a new benchmark in airports globally”, adding that it is “currently investing in over 6,000 new wifi access points to upgrade the entire wireless network infrastructure across both airports, and enhanced the internet links to over 5Gbps to provide the required bandwidth capacity, sufficient to power a small city”.

Commenting on the launch Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president of business technology at Dubai Airports said:

“As the world’s largest international hub we are the heart of many journeys across the world today. When our passengers arrive in Dubai after a long journey they now expect to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world.

“To enable this, Dubai Airports has invested heavily in developing a state of the art infrastructure to deliver industry leading wifi capability. It is just one of many initiatives we have undertaken to serve and delight the 83 million passengers that will pass through our airports this year