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Burj Al Arab put up for NME Award

Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel could add to its many accolades with the award for the best wireless network deployment in this year's Network Middle East Innovation Awards.

Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel could add to its many accolades with the award for the best wireless network deployment in this year's Network Middle East Innovation Awards.

The seven-star hotel is being considered for its implementation of a data and voice over WiFi solution throughout the hotel.

Abu Dhabi-based Bechtel Gas Plant's wireless infrastructure deployment and Qatari transport company Mowasalat's Tetra radio network implementation are the other two projects under consideration for the category, one of two categories voted for by readers of IT Weekly sister publication Network Middle East (NME).

There are four entries for the other reader-voted category, the Most Innovative Use of New Technology.

They are Albahith Technologies in Jordan for its high-speed data access card development; the Department of Health and Medical Services in Dubai for its internet protocol (IP) telephony deployment; the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait for its IP-based campus project; and the National Bank of Kuwait for the development of its unified communications infrastructure.

Seventeen awards in total will be handed out at the ceremony on April 2, including Best Networking Vendor, Best Networking Integrator and Networking Professional of the Year. The other awards are presided over by a judging panel, drawn from across the industry.

The annual NME Innovation Awards are held to celebrate the projects, people, suppliers and service providers in the networking industry, which have excelled over the past 12 months.

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