Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), announced that it is the first in the UAE to bring 5G connectivity to its free zone customers. This will be done in collaboration with Etisalat, offering a glimpse of how 5G technology can revolutionize the way companies operating in JAFZA will carry out business in the future.
The technology was demonstrated on-board through an Etisalat-Ericsson co-branded bus for DP World officials, business leaders and employees. They were able to experience 3D hologram communication, remote vehicle control 5G connected display in addition to industry-specific demonstrations.
This bus tour is the beginning of a planned engagement between both JAFZA and Etisalat. It will help explore, identify and develop bespoke applications to transform business activities in the free zone.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director of DP World, UAE and CEO of JAFZA said, "The transition to 5G is the way forward for JAFZA and all our business units. We pride ourselves in embracing frontier technologies to further enable smart-trade capabilities across our business portfolio."
In addition to this, Salvador Anglada, group chief business officer of Etisalat said, "5G is now a reality due to Etisalat’s continuous efforts in building and investing in future networks to enable innovation and accelerating digital transformation. Building on our long-standing partnership with DP World, we are pleased to have provided a platform for JAFZA officials, business leaders and employees to experience futuristic 5G use cases and digital transformation first-hand through the 5G experience bus."