Smartworld, Huawei in optical network deal
Dubai, January 17, 2011
Smartworld, a leading provider of advanced information and communications technology (ICT) based services in the Middle East, has signed a partnership with Huawei.
The deal covers development of next-generation optical networking solution that will lay the foundation for aerotroplises (airport cities) and smart cities being built in the region, said a statement.
Huawei is also working with Smartworld in the development of Next Generation optical transport and access solutions for Dubai World Central(DWC) and Al-Maktoum International Airport.
Under this joint partnership, Huawei will deliver an end to end Optical Transport Network together with a unified management system that will allow Smartworld, as one of the leading ICT services provider in the region to offer next-generation products and services in DWC.
The Next Generation Optical Transport network is expected to enable DWC as a smart city to significantly reduce capital expenses while increasing efficiency and optimizing cost.
Commenting on the partnership, Lv Jun, UAE general manager, Huawei, said: “As a major optical supplier in the UAE, Huawei remains committed to leveraging its proven expertise and innovative offerings to deliver a strong technology platform that will put the region’s smart cities and airports on the global map.
'The sheer size and varied infrastructure needs of these projects make networking a challenge as well as an opportunity to highlight Huawei’s capabilities. In addition, our solutions are well aligned with Smartworld’s vision of providing advanced technology infrastructure.”
Mustafa Kaddoura, chief technology officer of Smartworld, added: “A reliable networking provider that can meet the diverse needs across its various sectors is critical in the success of smart cities and airport cities that require a superior and powerful information and communications technology platform. We are impressed with Huawei’s high-quality products and professional technical support and look forward to working with them in the development and deployment of next generation optical networks.”
“Furthermore, the DWC project will demonstrate how technology innovations can bring about new levels of development of brand new cities that will help attract knowledge industries and investments while favorably impacting management and operational costs,” concluded Kaddoura. - TradeArabia News Service