Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.
The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure.
Khalid Murshed, CTO and CIO at Etisalat UAE, said: “We are committed to supporting the government’s vision to accelerate the digital transformation of businesses so they can capture emerging opportunities.
This collaboration with our long-term partner Nokia is in line with this vision and will provide our customers with best-in-class solutions. 5G private wireless networks will allow them to boost productivity, enhance operational efficiency, and grow revenue while improving customer experience.”
Nokia and Etisalat UAE will offer a variety of solutions through the agreement, including mobile edge computing (MEC), modular private wireless (MPW), and Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC).
To demonstrate these use cases to enterprise customers, a 5G private wireless network based on the Nokia DAC platform has been installed at the Etisalat Innovation Centre in the operator’s Abu Dhabi headquarters.
Rima Manna, VP of Middle East business at Nokia, said: “With over 75 5G and more than 420 private wireless customers around the world, Nokia offers field-proven technology and expertise in the 5G private wireless networks domain.
Etisalat is a leader in innovation, and we look forward to collaborating on this initiative to provide industry-leading solutions to help enterprises across the country on their digital transformation journeys. This partnership will assist Etisalat in increasing revenue while leveraging 5G spectrum and deployment.”
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