Dubai South signs MoU with Huawei for smart solutions
Huawei to provide range of smart city solutions to Dubai South's new free zone
Dubai South, the master development that is home to Al Maktoum International Airport and Expo 2020, has signed an MoU with Huawei to provide smart city capabilities and services to its free zone.
Under the MoU, Huawei will develop services for business and residents of the Dubai South Business Park Free Zone, to deploy smart city and safe city solutions. The Business Park Free Zone comprises of 11 buildings offering commercial and retail space for a number of business sectors.
Huawei will provide solutions including end-to-end network planning and technology, mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deploy smart city solutions and services and other technologies from an open partner eco-system for smart development.
"The MoU between Dubai South and Huawei will see the deployment of Huawei's Smart City and Safe City Solutions to provide enhanced services to residents and businesses in the Park," said Colin Hu, managing director of Huawei Enterprise, UAE. "Huawei will provide strategic counsel to support the development of a blueprint for Dubai South's smart initiatives. Huawei will also share its global expertise through training sessions, expert workshops and guided visits to other key customer sites where Huawei Smart City solutions have been implemented."
"In-line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into one of the world's smartest cities, our partnership with Huawei is an important step forward in establishing Dubai South as a city that serves its inhabitants and facilitates business and trade through smart solutions," said HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation. "We value Huawei's global ICT expertise and success in building smart cities of the future, to provide advanced, smart and sustainable services to the larger community at Dubai South, making the city the preferred destination to live, work and invest."