Etisalat, GMIS join forces to hasten 5G deployment; Promotes digital transformation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based multinational telecom services operator Etisalat has entered into a partnership with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) to speed up the deployment of the fifth generation of wireless networks (5G) to encourage digital transformation both in the Emirates and globally.

According to the statement, “As a strategic partner to GMIS, Etisalat will share best practices from its experience in rolling 5G communication networks and offering advanced technology solutions to businesses and governments.”

Etisalat’s expertise in 5G and speeding digital transformation in all sectors would benefit this strategic relationship, which will improve operational efficiency. Etisalat was the first to establish a 5G network in the UAE and the region.

As per the reports, “The summit will also benefit from Etisalat Digital and its role in accelerating the digital transformation to explore how 5G, in combination with Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things, will usher in a new era of innovation for the manufacturing sector.” Furthermore, it will boost global supply chain networks, encourage sustainable economic growth and contribute to the UAE’s newly-launched industrial strategy.

Dr. Ahmed bin Ali
Dr. Ahmed bin Ali
Group Senior VP
Corporate Communications – Etisalat

“Digital technology and 5G networks generate enormous economic and social value, and they can digitally transform every aspect of the industrial operation – from production to service delivery. Through its strategy of ‘Driving the digital future to empower societies’, Etisalat is committed to developing cutting-edge digital communication infrastructure to build more resilient societies and sustainable industries with more than four decades of its digital experience across industries. We are proud to partner with an international platform like GMIS and support the expansion of the UAE’s fast-growing and diversified industrial landscape.”

Mr. Badr Al Olama, Head of the GMIS Organizing Committee said, “The industrial world is at the forefront of an unprecedented digital transformation as organizations transition to the next generation of networks and technology systems. Digital solutions and 5G is at the very center of this transformation.”

“We are delighted to welcome Etisalat as a #GMIS2021 strategic partner and as a leading player in digital transformation providing the latest and most innovative solutions and services. We look forward to jointly spearheading discussions on the future of this revolutionary technology,” added Mr. Al Olama.

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