A strategic partnership has been established between du, Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) and Derq to provide cutting-edge capabilities and competitive smart city solutions to DIEZ’s Freezones. Top representatives and employees from both parties attended a signing ceremony to mark the partnership.
With the new partnership, 5G MEC server or platform from the Khazna Data Centre will enable du to demonstrate smart city solutions powered by 5G communication and edge computing technologies.
As part of the agreement, DIEZ will use its best endeavors to promote and facilitate the development and implementation of the pilot in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO),
According to Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Technology Officer of du,
“Dubai Silicon Oasis provides a window of opportunities for the ICT industry. Our sustained collaboration with the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority is one matched with unmatched operational excellence. As the UAE continues exceeding all expectations outlined in its national innovation strategy, we expect this next move to positively contribute to grounding Dubai as a hub of excellence for disruptive capabilities.”
Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, Chief Engineering & Smart City Officer at DIEZ, said:
“This agreement directly aligns with our keenness to cooperate with all partners in various sectors to adopt smart and innovative solutions, which will improve the integrated technology system, enhance the wheel of evolution, and accelerate development processes. Our collaboration with du stems five years now. Having faced the uncertainties of the pandemic together, we experienced the rapid ensuing transformation, it too occurring on a global scale. du’s growing capabilities demonstrate incredible resiliency, outlined by unabated, state-of-the-art results.”
Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of Derq said:
“DIEZ has been a strong partner and supporter of Derq since 2017 by piloting Derq’s leading AI and V2X solutions to improve road safety in DSO. “We now look forward to our exciting collaboration with du and DIEZ in an increased effort toward making transportation smarter and safer across the region by leveraging 5G MEC and our cutting-edge technologies.”
Together, du and DIEZ will carry out technical support throughout the pilot set-up and ongoing operations. du will also develop a series of workshops to report observations, analysis results and lessons learned throughout the pilot stage and implementation.