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Dubai's JLT to become first 5G-powered smart district in region

DMCC and Etisalat Digital have signed a deal to smart solutions rolled out across the community

Dubai's JLT to become first 5G-powered smart district in region

The move is set to benefit more than 100,000 people living and working in the free zone.

Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is to become the first 5G-powered smart district in the region.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Etisalat Digital have signed a deal which will see the latter will roll out smart devices, services and platforms to drive efficiencies across public amenities, energy consumption, assets and building management.

The move is set to benefit more than 100,000 people living and working in the free zone.

The telco will also provide smart solutions related to parking, street lighting, air quality, noise pollution, environmental performance and traffic monitoring.

"The smart solutions planned will accelerate our sustainability drive and increase safety, reduce health risks, reduce pollution, boost social connectedness, and ultimately deliver a cleaner and more sustainable environment for all," said Feryal Ahmadi, CEO of DMCC.

The initiatives are scheduled to begin later this month.

“Both entities will work together to empower the community, reduce the environmental footprint, provide smart solutions to improve infrastructure and transportation, and deliver efficient public utilities," said Salvador Anglada, group chief business officer at Etisalat.

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