Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Towers Ensure Satisfaction for High-End Retail and Residential Tenants and Enhance Staff Efficiency With Wi-Fi From Meru Networks
Top Abu Dhabi Commercial and Residential Address Using Meru Wi-Fi for Internet, Voice and SMS
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–( Marketwired – Oct 22, 2013) – GITEX 2013 — Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi has selected Wi-Fi from Meru networks for high-performance connectivity to more than 90 percent of its retail and corporate space, as well as common areas in its three residential towers. Near-term plans also call for deployment of Ascom voice-over-Wi-Fi to support communications among more than 350 staff members across the development.
“The seamless handoff between access points with the Meru single-channel, virtual-cell deployment option was a major factor in our selection of a Wi-Fi solution,” said Mohamed Ghorab, ELV and controls engineer for Etihad Towers. “The other was the ability that the architecture gives us to add access points whenever and wherever they are needed, expanding coverage at will, without the need to conduct site surveys or channel reconfiguration. It simply and effectively meets our and our tenants’ very high expectations.”
Meru Wi-Fi is deployed in four of the five towers and four additional retail and administration podiums. These structures contain more than 45,000 square meters of leasable retail and commercial office space, common areas supporting 879 residential apartments and seven luxury penthouses, as well as 14 conference rooms, an 1,800 square meter ballroom and 38 high-end retail units (http://www.avenueatetihadtowers.ae/). They also house a ‘Waitrose’ supermarket, along with 3,000 underground parking spaces on four levels. Even with such expansive facilities, space in the towers is in short supply. The retail area is 100 percent occupied, the residential towers are at 99 percent occupancy and the commercial towers are 80 percent leased with detailed discussions underway on an additional 10 percent.
A 360 tour, which clearly shows how the development sits within the surrounding area, and how the commercial tower sits within the Etihad Towers development, has been produced by the management at Etihad Towers. The tour can be viewed here: http://www.charlesverghesephotography.com/assets_d/23527/client_ftp/etvt_res_v3/
“Etihad Towers is the premier location for commercial offices in Abu Dhabi, and among the top residential addresses in the Emirate,” said Zakir Lokare, director of the Middle East and Africa region at Meru. “We are very pleased to have been selected to meet their needs, and look forward to working closely with Etihad Towers for Real Estate (ETRE) to ensure their tenants’ experiences with wireless networking are exceeded in every way.”
For more information about Meru Hospitality Wi-Fi Solutions, see: http://www.merunetworks.com/collateral/solution-briefs/hospitality_wi-fi_solution_brief.pdf
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Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. Meru’s MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device on-boarding and the company’s unique Context-aware Application Layers enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500 businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.
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