Dubai Smart City Taking Shape
Smart living is set to become a reality soon as du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced that it is well on schedule to deliver smart city services at Silicon Park, Dubai’s first integrated smart city project taking shape at Dubai Silicon Oasis.
For the first time, du has partnered with Orange Business Services, the business services arm of the Orange Group, to deliver a complete range of smart city services for Silicon Park that is set for completion by Q1 2019.
Operationally, the main data centre infrastructure is already up and running, and over a third of all services are now in various stages of implementation.
It is estimated that during Q1 2019, the Internet of Things (IoT) gateways will be commissioned.
This will be crucial in driving smart management of environmental practices at Silicon Park.
Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, ICT Solutions, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said: “Smart City services constitute our biggest opportunity to enhance the UAE’s position as a global hub for tourism, commerce and as a happy place to live.
“We are already engaged with Abu Dhabi, Ajman and other emirates in building smart ecosystems in the UAE.
“Silicon Park is among the most eagerly-anticipated smart living projects in the Middle East region and once delivered, it will act as a significant milestone in realising the vision of Smart Dubai.
“It showcases our metamorphosis into a credible, integrated ICT services provider and demonstrates inherent strengths and the value that telcos can bring in delivering such ambitious and complex projects.”
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