|10 October, 2019

du & Ajman X sign MoU to collaborate on U5GIG platform

The agreement will see du and Ajman X strategically align in 5G, AI and IoT research and development towards next generation 5G evolution

du Ajman X sign MoU to collaborate on U5GIG platform

Dubai, UAE: 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.

‘Strategically Enabling Emerging 5G & IoT Ecosystems’

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.”

‘An Open Platform for Joint Innovation’

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.


About du

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.


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