Dubai Municipality inks strategic deal with Huawei
Dubai Municipality has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei. The MoU will initiate a collaborative approach to achieving the ambitions of the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Through the partnership, Dubai Municipality and Huawei will work towards achieving the strategic objectives of both parties. Huawei will contribute to the development of Dubai Municipality’s digital capabilities, providing the support required to launch unique smart services, incorporating the latest innovative technologies within the field of ICT.
In return, the two will cooperate to establish a framework to launch future smart initiatives, developing innovative solutions to implement the latest technological advances. A joint pilot program will be launched, which will contribute to the development of breakthrough projects.
Additionally, Dubai Municipality and Huawei will work together to develop a Center of the Future, in line with the UAE Government’s commitment to becoming one of the leading nations in the world, providing world-class services to its citizens to experience the future. The Smart Center will be powered by Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 technology as well as artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, enabling Dubai Municipality to deliver a superior level of automated experience to Dubai residents.
Huawei will also supply Dubai Municipality with solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, using integrated intelligence and next-generation Wi-Fi 6 solutions.
His Excellency, Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: “Dubai Municipality is committed to enhancing collaboration and cooperation between the public and private sectors. Partnerships between the government and private companies provide benefits for the community that will enable us to achieve customer happiness by deploying the latest services and applications to the highest international standards. As a global ICT leader, Huawei is the ideal partner for us in this endeavor.”
Li Shi, CEO, Huawei UAE, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Dubai Municipality. Our collaboration will support Dubai Municipality in the launch of innovative ICT solutions, which will contribute to the realization of smart city and happiness visions of the emirate’s leadership. Dubai is at the forefront of smart city adoption in the region, and it will further strengthen its position through Dubai Municipality’s forward-thinking approach to innovation and technology.”