Huawei completes network rollout at Thumbay Group’s UAE hospitals
Deployment said to have reduced downtime by 70%, increased productivity by 25%
China-based ICT solutions company Huawei announced today the completion of a network deployment for a number of hospitals run by UAE-based healthcare specialist Thumbay Group.
Thumbay commissioned Huawei to develop a network to link its four UAE GMC Hospitals in Ajman, Fujairah, Dubai and Sharjah.
The deployment involved LAN equipment, including firewalls and Ethernet switches. Huawei claims the hospital’s network downtime has been reduced by over 70% and “increased performance across the hospitals” by over 25%.
“The immediate results from deploying Huawei’s local-area network at our hospitals across the country have been remarkable,” said Vignesh Unadkat, director, IT and Promotions, Thumbay Group.
“With a quickly expanding number of hospitals, we identified a need to ensure that we had the right network systems in place to help provide a more efficient and effective platform for the hospital administrative staff to run their operations on.
“Huawei’s quick assessment of our systems and effective deployment strategy ensured that the new solutions was up and running in under four months, an impressive achievement for such a large scale project.”
“The team at Huawei is committed to developing its experience within the healthcare sector in the Middle East,” said Sufian Dweik, vice president, Huawei Enterprise UAE.
“We understand the challenges that hospitals face and can advise on the best technology solutions that will address their needs. Deploying a LAN network for Thumbay’s hospitals was the most appropriate solution as we had the confidence that our team could assess and implement the technology quickly and effectively, ensuring there was minimal service interruption in an industry that is about saving lives.”