Etisalat Digital adds UAE University to its IoT development ecosystem

The ‘IoT partner program’ will help UAEU access IoT platforms, training programs, studying materials and vertical knowledge

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Etisalat Digital adds UAE University to its IoT development ecosystem Partnership will allow Etisalat to tap into a large resource of academic calibre.
By  David Ndichu Published  February 22, 2018

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students can now build IoT applications on the Etisalat Digital internet of things platform.

The telco has announced that UAEU is now part of the ‘Internet of Things (IoT) partner program’, an initiative that aims at collaborating with partners from various verticals to build solutions on Etisalat IoT platforms.

One of the main objectives of the program is to work with UAE academic institutions to bring market demand and professional platforms to students, helping them quickly join the job market in the future, the company said.

Commenting on the partnership, Abdulla Al Ahmed, senior vice president, Government Services, Etisalat, said: “Etisalat is delighted to partner with UAEU to bring our hands-on IoT experience and this program would help us tap into a large resource of academic calibre to deliver better solutions to the market. We are working closely with our customers by enabling them with these futuristic solutions to help them move into the digital future.”

Etisalat has also established an ecosystem of advanced technologies such as the IoT that will help manage all smart services and applications, and are integral to create smart cities on the 5G network in the country. The ‘IoT partner program’ will help UAEU access IoT platforms, training programs, studying materials and vertical knowledge. Etisalat Digital currently runs a data centre that hosts IoT applications and services to meet the increasing need of the IoT market in the region. “

Professor Mohamed Albaili, UAEU Vice Chancellor stressed the significance of the UAEU partnership with the Etisalat Digital ‘IoT partner program’, he said: “This is part of the framework of effective partnerships between UAEU and Etisalat to exchange experiences and skills through refining and employing the skills of students and researchers with knowledge, creativity and innovation. The university is continuously working on developing its academic programs to ensure excellent learning outcomes that are in line with the sustainable knowledge economy and the needs of the future labour market.”

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