du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Ajman X to collaborate on 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) development under the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) program. The MoU was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2019 by Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EITC and Sheikha - Noora Humaid AlNuaimi, Director of AjmanX.
Under the MoU framework, du and Ajman X will work together in the development of a 5G/IoT ecosystem in order to achieve early 5G, AI, and IoT use cases from 2020 onwards. The collaboration will also enable du and Ajman X to create an open platform for research and development geared towards standardising these next generation technologies in the UAE.
SHK. Noora AlNuaimi, Ajman X, said: “Accelerating the efficiency and speed of Ajman’s government entities is a key mandate for energising the Emirate to address challenges and achieve ambitious goals. With the signing of this MoU, we are proud to be directly involved in stimulating Ajman’s future progress by developing future-facing technological methods and innovation pathways within the framework of supporting Ajman Vision 2021.”
Saleem Al Blooshi, CTO at EITC, said: “Robust partner ecosystems are poised to play an integral role in the proliferation of 5G, AI, and IoT advancements. U5GIG is a vital innovation hub and platform in exploring these evolving future technologies. That’s why du is committed to providing expertise, technology leadership, and industry nous via this influential partner ecosystem to bring the connected visions of the UAE leadership to life.”
Hosted in Dubai Silicon Oasis, U5GIG is a practical and innovative initiative focused on developing 5G standards by 2020 and beyond. This vision was inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with an eye towards UAE innovation and Dubai Future Accelerators.
U5GIG is a consortium that consists of technical and academic organisations in the UAE and global telecom vendors with the aim of planning and utilising expertise to define and develop a global 5G network that will radically change lives across the UAE.
To explore this and other innovations that are shaping the future of digital human experiences, visit du’s GITEX Technology Week stand in Zabeel Hall 2 stand C20.