du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and Nokia have signed a strategic framework agreement on innovative 5G-driven advanced technology possibilities for UAE enterprises. This collaborative effort will empower du to spearhead innovative 5G applications to build advanced technologies for the enterprise sector.
The signing ceremony was attended by Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of du, and Hamdy Farid, senior VP, cloud and network services business applications at Nokia, as well as a number of senior executives from both parties.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will offer du its cutting-edge end-to-end enterprise solutions, encompassing high-speed digital solutions and 5G use cases, for resale through Nokia's Global Partner Program.
Jasim Al Awadi, chief ICT officer, du, said, "This new agreement will unleash fresh 5G opportunities, affirming our role as a driving force in further accelerating the digital transformation of the UAE and positioning it as a regional center of excellence for advanced technology innovation."
Nokia's 5G constant efforts on innovations and its solutions continue to equip du to deliver a superior network performance to its customers, paving the way for network upgrades to support future technologies.
Meanwhile, Rima Manna, VP, Middle East Market Unit, Nokia, stated, "5G possesses immense potential for driving enterprise digitization and unlocking innovative use cases. With its low latency and ultra-high-speed capabilities, 5G will unlock a realm of possibilities, enabling new revenue streams through industry transformation."
This partnership will allow the deployment of exponential technology use cases for various verticals, including factories, warehouses, smart cities and utilities, that will be powered by du’s 5G network. Several other use cases for Robotics, Augmented Reality and AI will also be made available for the benefit of UAE customers.