Qatar’s UDC & Huawei ink deal to deploy Smart City solutions at Gewan Island

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatari public shareholding company, United Development Company (UDC) has signed an agreement with Chinese multinational technology corporation, Huawei in order to deploy Huawei smart campus system at another UDC development at Gewan Island.

The agreement was signed at Milipol Qatar 2022, the international homeland security and civil defense event, where Huawei participated as the diamond sponsor.

“The deal would see Huawei design and integrate innovative solutions at the iconic development, including Wi-Fi networks, an intelligent command and control Centre, and an advanced data center facility,” the company said.

The agreement builds on a partnership UDC signed last year with Huawei to enhance The Pearl Island’s Smart City features. Gewan Island is UDC’s latest world-class residential, commercial, and entertainment project located adjacent to The Pearl Island.

Liam Zhao
Liam Zhao
CEO
Huawei – Gulf North

“The UN estimates 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban centers by 2050. To accommodate this growth requires we rethink how we build our cities. Digital solutions have been shown to improve urban centers by reducing pollution, better waste management, less traffic congestion, and other improvements in the quality of life. Our agreement with UDC brings our proven Smart City technologies that will help transform The Pearl and Gewan Islands into the most innovative and sustainable neighborhoods in the region.”

Mr. Hussain Akbar Al Baker, UDC Executive Director Commercial commented that, “The Pearl and Gewan Islands were designed as sustainable, state-of-the-art destinations that offer residents a very high quality of life, powered by the latest smart city solutions.”

“The partnership with Huawei enables us to deliver on this promise while building developments that showcase what is possible when innovative urban design meets advanced technologies,” Mr. Al Baker added.

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