Shaikh Saif signs Dh255 million telecom contract

ABU DHABI — A Dh255 million contract was signed yesterday by Lt-Gen Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, at the Abu Dhabi Police Headquarters for the setting up of a new digital telecom network with global giant Nokia of Finland.

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Published: Mon 1 Aug 2005, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:11 PM

The new system will be operational before the coming GCC summit, officials said.

On the occasion, Shaikh Saif said the Interior Ministry was moving towards upgrading its security and service systems to maximum effectiveness as the UAE is considered one of the fast growing and safest countries in the world.

Henrick. Rayala of Nokia Middle East and North Africa, signed the contract on behalf of his company.

Ahmed Nasir Al Raysi, Director of the Central Operations in Abu Dhabi Police, said that the UAE would be the first country in the Gulf region to carry out the project, adding that it would start during the few coming months.

He said that the second generation of the Tetra project, which is a state of the art digital audio-visual security communication system, would be ready during the summit of GCC leaders in Abu Dhabi and would be used by Abu Dhabi Police, the Armed Forces and other governmental agencies.

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