Huawei and Dubai Municipality will establish a framework to launch future smart initiatives, developing innovative solutions to implement the latest technological advances
Dubai Municipality has signed a strategic MoU with Chinese tech giant Huawei to work collaboratively on the Smart Dubai initiative.
Through the partnership, Dubai Municipality and Huawei will work towards achieving the strategic objectives of both parties.
Huawei, which is world’s biggest supplier of telecommunications networking equipment and number-two smartphone manufacturer, will contribute to the development of Dubai Municipality’s digital capabilities, providing the support required to launch unique smart services, incorporating the latest ICT technologies.
Huawei and Dubai Municipality will establish a framework to launch future smart initiatives, developing innovative solutions to implement the latest technological advances. A joint pilot programme will be launched, which will contribute to the development of breakthrough projects.
Dubai Municipality and Huawei will also work together to develop a ‘Centre of the Future’, in line with the UAE Government’s commitment to becoming one of the leading nations in the world, providing world-class services to its citizens to experience the future.
The Smart Centre will be powered by Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 technology as well as AI solutions, enabling Dubai Municipality.
Huawei will also supply the Dubai government with solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery, using integrated intelligence and next-generation Wi-Fi 6 solutions.
“Partnerships between the government and private companies provide benefits for the community that will enable us to achieve customer happiness by deploying the latest services and applications to the highest international standards,” said Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality.
Huawei’s business in the Middle East remains strong, despite US efforts to curtail its growth in the region, through trade restrictions and lobbying of governments.
In the Gulf region, 11 telecom firms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain have signed sign 5G contracts, with a further 28 contracts signed in Europe.