Nedaa selects Nokia to deliver smart city solutions

Nokia to provide a 5G-ready, mission-critical network
From left to right: Mansour Bu Osaiba, Nedaa deputy CEO and Esharah, GM; Saeed Almheiri, Nedaa CEO; Rajeev Suri, Nokia president and CEO; and Yousif Al Ali, Nedaa CTO
From left to right: Mansour Bu Osaiba, Nedaa deputy CEO and Esharah, GM; Saeed Almheiri, Nedaa CEO; Rajeev Suri, Nokia president and CEO; and Yousif Al Ali, Nedaa CTO

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Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, and its approved technology provider Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, have commissioned Nokia to deploy a smart city solution based on a 5G-ready next-generation network that will enable high-bandwidth voice, video and other data applications for mission-critical services and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. At the recently concluded MWC 2016, Nokia had outlined its approach as a renewed company for leading the development of next-generation 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an addressable market opportunity that has nearly doubled in size following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

This latest project with the Government of Dubai builds on Nokia’s existing working relationship with the city. In 2001, Nokia started to work with public safety communication networks in Dubai. Yousif Al Ali, CTO, Nedaa, said: “Dubai has historically pioneered in providing exceptional quality of life, and an unparalleled business and technology innovation environment, inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. Nokia has been an integral part of Dubai’s security communications network since 2001, and the company’s eagerness to adapt to our new, stringent security requirements gives us the confidence to make our city the safest and smartest in the world.”

Amr El-Leithy, head of Middle East & Africa, Nokia, said: “The Government of Dubai’s vision for creating the safest and smartest city in the world is far-reaching, and something Nokia is proud to be part of. Mission-critical communications network is the foundation for realizing this vision, and enables public safety and other IoT use cases. Nokia, leveraging its leadership position in 4G and pioneering work in 5G, is well positioned to support the Government of Dubai in its vision to make the city a model for the rest of the world.”

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