At the recently concluded GITEX Technology Week, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company's (EITC) du has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Agreement) with Ajman X to collaborate on 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) development.
Under the MoU framework, both du and Ajman X will work to develop a 5G/IoT ecosystem in order to achieve early 5G, AI and IoT use cases from 2020 onwards. The collaboration will allow both companies to create an open platform for research and development geared towards standardizing these next generation technologies in the UAE.
Hosted in Dubai Silicon Oasis, U5GIG is a practical and innovative initiative focused on developing 5G standards by 2020 and beyond. U5GIG is a consortium that consists of technical and academic organizations in the UAE and global telecom vendors with the aim of planning and utilizing expertise to define and develop a global 5G network that will radically change lives across the UAE.
Saleem Al Blooshi, CTO at 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 nous via this influential partner ecosystem to bring the connected visions of the UAE leadership to life.”