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Dubai to get 5G-powered district, over 100,000 people to benefit

DMCC, and JLT community, sustainable district

Dubai - The initiatives aim to make the communities, the first smart and sustainable district of its kind in the region.



By Staff Report

Published: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 11:47 AM

Last updated: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 4:08 PM

Etisalat Digital has partnered with DMCC to transform Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) into an innovative smart and sustainable district, powered by the 5G network.
Scheduled to start later this month, innovation-led initiatives aim to make the DMCC, and JLT community, the first smart and sustainable district of its kind in the region. Smart solutions will be installed across JLT, home to over 16,000 companies and 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area.
DMCC's partnership with Etisalat Digital falls in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai to become the happiest city on earth.
"This is an exciting announcement and one that will come as welcome news to everyone connected to DMCC, the Jumeirah Lakes Towers community and the emirate of Dubai as a whole. DMCC's Smart and Sustainable District Strategy is about the intelligent application of data and technology to deliver a better quality of life for thousands of residents and companies in Jumeirah Lakes Towers," said Feryal Ahmadi, Chief Operating Officer, DMCC.
"With Etisalat Digital's support, DMCC will introduce a new wave of innovation to Dubai, and completely transform how we respond to the needs of the community. The smart solutions planned will accelerate our sustainability drive and increase safety, reduce health risks, lower pollution, boost social connectedness and ultimately, deliver a cleaner and more sustainable environment for all," she added.
Etisalat Digital will roll out smart devices, services and platforms to drive efficiencies across public amenities, energy consumption, asset and building management. Etisalat Digital will also provide smart solutions related to parking, street lighting, air quality, noise pollution, environmental performance and traffic monitoring, the company said in a press release.
"The partnership will transform the JLT community to become the first 5G powered smart district in the region, making it a more seamless, efficient and safe experience for its members, residents and visitors. Both entities will work together to empower the community, reduce environmental footprint, provide smart solutions to improve infrastructure and transportation and deliver efficient public utilities," said Salvador Anglada, Group Chief Business Officer, Etisalat.
DMCC's long-term Smart and Sustainable District Strategy focuses on three core pillars: operational efficiency, customer centricity and sustainability. Project updates will be communicated to stakeholders by DMCC in due course.


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