DEWA signs MoUs with several companies at GITEX

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) and its subsidiaries have signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with a group of leading local and international companies at the 41st GITEX Technology Week, which concluded on October 21st.

The MoUs aim to improve the integration of next-generation technologies in utilities in Dubai and the UAE to enrich the experience of citizens, residents and visitors and enhance their happiness as well as to reduce carbon footprint and protect the environment.

DEWA signed an MoU with Etisalat to speed up digital transformation using Etisalat’s MobileHub platform to enhance their integration with DEWA’s applications. This provides instant and effective dashboards and reports to help the management in decision-making.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“These agreements strengthen DEWA’s collaboration with the government and private sector, to provide innovative and pioneering experiences through smart services that save customers time and efforts using the latest disruptive technologies and Artificial Intelligence tools. This is in accordance with the Dubai 10X initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”

Moro Hub, a Digital DEWA subsidiary, has signed an SD-WAN Managed Service Provider (MSP) agreement with OmniClouds, a leading technology start-up in the cloud service provider (CSP) space for the Middle East region. Mr. Mohammad Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub and Mr. Amr Eid, CEO and Board Member of OmniClouds attended the signing.

Moro Hub also signed an MoU with Atos, a France-based computer and technology company to strengthen collaboration in exploring advanced technologies.

InfraX, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, has partnered with WoM Technologies for its planned rollout of the first-ever Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) wireless Internet of Things (IoT). Mr. Rashid Alahmadi, COO at InfraX, and Mr. Badar Rashid Al Balushi, Chairman of WoM Technologies signed the MoU.

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