Dubai Civil Defence, Huawei collaborate on Smart City initiatives
Under Smart Dubai 2021 initiative, the Emirate aims for 100 percent digital and paperless transactions by 2021
Huawei will work with Dubai Civil Defence to develop solutions for a Smart City ICT infrastructure that leverages cloud computing and cloud data centres, software-defined networking (SDN), big data, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), unified communications, intelligent video surveillance and other smart city technologies.
The two organisations signed an MoU signed during Huawei’s Global Safe City Summit, held in Dubai on 26 and 27 April, 2017, which brought more than 350 global public safety and security stakeholders to the UAE to share experiences, insights and successes during the two-day event.
Under the new Smart Dubai 2021 initiative, Dubai inhabitants will be able to access hundreds of Dubai government services through a new portal, paving the way for a 100 percent digital future, with Dubai government going completely paperless in its transactions by 2021.
“Huawei is proud to build on its ongoing commitment to Dubai government through this MoU with Dubai Civil Defence, which will see both parties collaboratively develop safe and smart city solutions that leverage Huawei’s global expertise in smart city deployments,” said Alaa ElShimy, managing director and vice president, Huawei Enterprise Business, Middle East. “Smart Dubai 2021 initiative sets a powerful precedent for other governments around the world to follow, and clearly demonstrates the broad vision of Dubai’s leadership for the improvement of the quality of life for its people and humanity as a whole.”
Dubai Civil Defence is turning to innovation for the development of its e-Services which provides online service access to vendors, contractors and business partners to support more efficient operations and provide them with the resources needed to align with Dubai’s Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice.
“Dubai Civil Defence is committed to delivering service excellence to the leadership and people of Dubai, and we are confident that we will do so with distinction by harnessing the most advanced innovation available, to make Dubai the smartest, safest, happiest city in the world,” Colonel Expert Ali Hassan AlMutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services, Dubai Civil Defence.
This year’s Huawei’s Global Safe City Summit theme, ‘Leading new ICT, The Road to Collaborative Public Safety’, highlights the importance of collaboration in developing safe city technologies that meet the needs of the numerous stakeholders involved, allowing them to provide a more efficient, coordinated response effort through an open, accessible ICT ecosystem.
Huawei draws on its global Safe City expertise where its solutions are utilised in public safety and protection of over 800 million people in more than 200 cities across 80 countries.