du, University of Sharjah to collaborate on 5G and IoT development

The partnership is part of the UAE 5G Innovation Gate

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du, University of Sharjah to collaborate on 5G and IoT development du will take lead in building a UAE 5G and IoT Innovation Lab at techno Hub of DSO to test, validate, and develop 5G and IoT
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 7, 2017

du and he University of Sharjah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly collaborate on 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG).

As part of the agreement, du will take lead in building a UAE 5G and IoT Innovation Lab at techno Hub of DSO to test, validate, and develop 5G and IoT use cases and services, as well as collaborate with the university to research 5G systems including MIMO and cloud computing.

The university's students and staff will have access to the lab and experts from du and the university will jointly supervise graduate and under graduate programs with focus on practical research topics; in addition, du will offer an internship program for university students.

Moreover, du and the university agree to publish technical research papers and other relevant cases studies to showcase the latest innovations of 5G and the IoT ecosystem. 

Ibrahim Nassir, chief human capital and administration officer at du, said: "We are inspired not only to implement but also to develop state of the art technologies in UAE and make it available to UAE students at University of Sharjah through our MOU. Together with the University of Sharjah, we will establish an open platform for research and development to participate in the standardization and development of 5G and IoT use cases in the UAE."

Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, vice chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, added: "This MOU represents a valuable opportunity for both University of Sharjah and Du, to collaborate in a state of art, research and development in telecommunication technologies by involving engineers, students and researchers for advancement of 5G systems."

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