Cisco designs network for US $2.6b Energy City Qatar

Cisco will provide specialist services for development of the project’s ICT network infrastructure

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By  Published  November 30, 2006

Cisco, supplier of networking equipment and management services, has announced its involvement on the

Energy City Qatar (ECQ) project, the US $2.6 billion regional energy hub in Qatar’s Lusail development. In conjunction with a team of other global technology partners led by Accelerator Technology Holdings, Cisco will identify and design technology solutions to create the infrastructure required for the project.

Cisco will provide specialist services for internet related projects, including the design and creation of the city’s connected real estate framework, IT infrastructure network and IT and technology based products, services and operations. Khalid Al Khudayri, chief technical officer of Energy City Qatar, said that establishing the IT infrastructure will, “enable the city to connect and function with other global industry hubs [and] accommodate all the IT based business solutions and service providers which together make Energy City Qatar a unique facility for the energy industry.”

Accelerator Technology Holdings has brought together global technology leaders to help Energy City Qatar deliver its design of the city’s service offerings and technology master plan.

ECQ will become the Middle East’s first integrated energy business centre and will bring energy industry leadership together in one location. It hopes to attract investment from significant global players and lead the development of the hydrocarbon industry.

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