Etisalat Digital announced that it had signed a partnership agreement with the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) – to transform Jumeirah Lake Towers into the first smart and sustainable area supported by the latest 5G technology.
Based on the partnership agreement terms, Etisalat Digital will deploy its comprehensive smart services across one of the most famous commercial and residential areas of Dubai. The initiative, which is scheduled to start shortly, aims to make the Dubai Multi Commodities Center; Jumeirah Lakes Towers the first smart and sustainable area of its kind in the region.
The partnership between Etisalat Digital and the DMCC is in line with the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and the Dubai Smart Strategy 2021 to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.
Commenting on the signing of the partnership agreement Chief Operating Officer DMCC, Ferial Ahmadi, said:
“We are pleased to announce this vital agreement with Etisalat Digital which will be welcomed by all customers, partners and customers associated with DMCC and the Abraaj community. Jumeirah Lakes and Emirate DMCC’s Smart and Sustainable Zone Strategy – is about the smart application of technology and data to provide a better quality of life for thousands of residents and businesses in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers area.”
Ahmadi further added,
“With this technical aid from Etisalat Digital, DMCC will form a new wave of innovation in Dubai and will change how we respond to the needs of the community altogether. The planned smart solutions will accelerate our drive for sustainability, enhance safety, and reduce health risks and pollution. As well as providing a cleaner and more sustainable environment for all.”
Group Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Group, Salvador Anglada, noted:
“This Smart City project is in line with Etisalat’s vision and strategy of’ Leading the Digital Future to Empower Communities’, with its ongoing commitment to support the vision and aspirations of the UAE’s wise leadership towards digital transformation, as well as its commitment to develop and deploy leading and innovative smart technologies in various sectors and in all regions of the country.”
Etisalat Digital in Jumeirah Towers will introduce advanced smart devices, services and platforms to increase efficiency in energy consumption, utilities, building management and asset. The firm will also provide intelligent solutions for street lighting, parking, noise pollution, air quality, monitoring traffic movement and environmental performance.
DMCC’s approach for the Sustainable and Smart Zone is based on three long-term pillars: customer focus, sustainability and operational efficiency.
Etisalat launches 5G Stand-Alone technology in the UAE and the region
Etisalat has successfully made its first full-phone call using Stand-Alone 5G, without having to use any previous networks, becoming the first telecom operator in the UAE to achieve this target.
In line with its overall strategy of “Leading the Digital Future to Empower Communities”, Etisalat continues to strengthen its leadership position in the local and regional telecommunications sector, building on its ongoing innovations and efforts in digital transformation.
This attainment came as a result of the test carried out in the 3.5 GHz carrier with a spectrum of 100 MHz. High data download speeds of up to 1.5Gbps, and data transmission speeds of 200Mbps got achieved by using a fully 5G network-enabled smartphone.
The call was made using full stand-Alone 5G, without the need for 4G, and is expected to make the most of this development in the corporate field, where less response time can be reached, and the possibility of using the system (network slicing). It is a way to provide different network features to customers, each according to his needs through single network architecture.
Senior Vice President, Mobile Networks, Etisalat Group, Saeed Al Zarooni, said:
“Today, Etisalat is succeeding in achieving a new milestone that will enhance its leadership in providing the latest technologies, innovations and networks to its customers and users. Etisalat has been the first in the UAE and the region to launch this state-of-the-art network, launching innovative digital services and solutions. Based on these achievements, the UAE has strengthened its leading global position in the telecommunications sector.”
He added, “Through this development, it has become possible to use the fifth-generation network across various sectors, especially industrial sectors, and in a way that contributes to improve the capabilities of the network, and to provide services and digital solutions based on them, especially artificial intelligence.”
This announcement comes as a result of Etisalat’s efforts to build a strong fifth-generation network and upgrade it from non-independent to independent technology.
Etisalat’s success in deploying the 5G network is due to its long-term planning and infrastructure investments in 2014, Etisalat began working, planning and building strategic partnerships to launch this state-of-the-art network.
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