Abu Dhabi's Etihad Towers Ensure Satisfaction for High-End Retail and
Residential Tenants and Enhance Staff Efficiency With Wi-Fi From Meru
Top Abu Dhabi Commercial and Residential Address Using Meru Wi-Fi for
Internet, Voice and SMS
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 -- GITEX
2013 -- Meru Networks(R) (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
"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:
"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:
About Meru Networks
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)
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