Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, in collaboration with Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, today installed the first Smart Street Solution in the Middle East region at the high-tech park.
The Smart Street Solution incorporates a number of advanced features geared towards creating a friendly and secure environment for the community. Digital signage capability allows real-time display of news and information, while the integrated Wi-Fi transmitter offers internet access within a 300 meter radius. The CCTV solution ensures safety of businesses through intelligent surveillance while environmental sensors monitor outdoor temperature, humidity and air quality. The integrated nature of the solution means it is ‘future ready’ – or ready to add additional services and capabilities in a cost effective and timely manner. In addition, the centrally controlled Smart Street Solution allows greater energy efficiency and management.
Speaking on the implementation of the Smart Street Solution, Engineer Muammar Al Katheeri, Vice President of Engineering Management at DSOA, said: “As part of our commitment to contributing to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in transforming Dubai into one of the smartest and happiest cities in the world, we have partnered with Huawei to implement the first Smart Street Solution in the Middle East region. DSO has demonstrated its ability to be the destination of choice for public and private entities with regard to excellence in implementing smart city initiatives. We are dedicated to researching and introducing smart city technologies on a sustained basis within our premises for the benefit of our tenants and residents at DSO and the wider UAE community.”
He added: “Our partnership with Huawei also strengthens DSOA’s position as a leader in implementing proof of concepts to achieve a smart city. The installation of the first smart street pole in DSO, will enable us in collaboration with our strategic partners, to test this new smart solution in order to evaluate its scalability and feasibility for large scale implementation across our hi-tech park as well as the city of Dubai.”
Safder Nazir, Vice President of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei Middle East, said: “Huawei’s Smart Street Solution delivers on a number of Dubai’s strategic initiatives and articulates the leadership’s vision to shape a Smart Dubai through the adoption of more intelligent and connected city infrastructure.
“Huawei is honoured to support DSOA with our leading ICT technologies for building this smart infrastructure. We are committed to public-private collaboration and actively support Dubai’s Smart City initiatives. We are confident that Huawei’s Smart Street Solution will help this dynamic city in achieving its smart city goals.”
Huawei Smart Street Solution is part of its Smart City Solutions portfolio that delivers expertise in end-to-end network planning and develops cutting-edge technologies through convening an integrated and open consortium of partners. Huawei’s capabilities also include delivering mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure and communication technology that integrates industry solutions and data centre innovations.
A wholly-owned entity of the government of Dubai, DSO operates as a free zone technology park for large enterprises, medium and small companies looking to set up their offices in Dubai.