du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM) to collaborate on 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) development under the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) program. The MoU was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2019 by Prof. Abdullah Abunamah the President and Provost of Abu Dhabi school of Management and Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC).
“It is our honour to announce this agreement as it adds momentum to our mission in fulfilling the UAE leadership’s vision for future innovation in the UAE. Through this agreement, du is proud to be collaborating with leading academic experts from ADSM to spearhead the UAE’s evolution towards establishing a world-class 5G ecosystem that establishes a platform for next generation technologies,” Saleem Al Blooshi, CTO at EITC, said.
The agreement will enable du and ADSM to collaborate on the research and development of a 5G/IoT ecosystem in order to develop early 5G, AI, and IoT use cases.
Professor Abdullah Abonamah, President and Provost of ADSM, said: “At ADSM, we believe that the collaboration of experts in the field of 5G and IoT will be crucial towards realising the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. du is an industry leader when it comes to the adoption of new technologies, which will enable this agreement with ADSM to have significant impact on researching and developing innovations that will shape the connected ecosystems of the future.”
Hosted in Dubai Silicon Oasis, U5GIG is a practical and innovative initiative focused on developing 5G standards by 2020 and beyond. This vision was inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with an eye towards UAE innovation and Dubai Future Accelerators.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.