du and Ajman X has signed an MoU to collaborate on 5G, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) research and development under the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG).
The MoU was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2019 by Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EITC and Sheikh Noora Humaid AlNuaimi, Director, AjmanX.
Under the MoU framework, du and Ajman X will work together in the development of a 5G/IoT ecosystem in order to achieve early 5G, AI and IoT use cases from 2020 onwards. The collaboration will also enable du and Ajman X to create an open platform for research and development geared towards standardising these next generation technologies in the UAE.
Sheikh Noora Humaid AlNuaimi, Ajman X said, “Accelerating the efficiency and speed of Ajman’s government entities is a key mandate for energising the Emirate to address challenges and achieve ambitious goals. With the signing of this MoU, we are proud to be directly involved in stimulating Ajman’s future progress by developing future-facing technological methods and innovation pathways within the framework of supporting Ajman Vision 2021.”
Saleem Al Blooshi, CTO, EITC said, “Robust partner ecosystems are poised to play an integral role in the proliferation of 5G, AI and IoT advancements. U5GIG is a vital innovation hub and platform in exploring these evolving future technologies. That’s why du is committed to providing expertise, technology leadership and industry expertise via this influential partner ecosystem to bring the connected visions of the UAE leadership to life.”
U5GIG is a consortium that consists of technical and academic organisations in the UAE and global telecom vendors with the aim of planning and utilising expertise to define and develop a global 5G network that will radically change lives across the UAE.