Etisalat Digital, DMCC to roll out 5G-led smart services at Dubai's JLT
Residential and business neighbourhood to be transformed through installation of smart systems across various utilities
Etisalat Digital has partnered with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to transform Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) into a smart and sustainable district powered by 5G networks, with both organisations committing to a comprehensive roll out of smart services across the residential and business district.
Work is scheduled to start later this month.
DMCC’s partnership with Etisalat Digital is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubaiand Smart Dubai 2021 strategy, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.
Commenting on the agreement, DMCC's chief operating officer, Feryal Ahmadi, said: "This is an exciting announcement and one that will come as welcome news to everyone connected to DMCC, the [JLT] 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 JLT.”
Etisalat Digital will roll out smart devices, services, and platforms to drive efficiencies across public amenities, energy consumption, asset and building management components within JLT.
The firm will also provide smart systems related to parking, street lighting, air quality, noise pollution, environmental performance, and traffic monitoring.
Etisalat's group chief business officer, Salvador Anglada, said Etisalat Digital’s partnership with DMCC would make JLT "the first 5G powered smart district in the region".
He added in an Etisalat statement: “This smart city project is in line with Etisalat’s vision of ‘Driving the Digital Future to empower societies’ and commitment to support the government’s vision as well as the development of smart technologies across the UAE.”