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Qatar ramps up smart city solutions following partnership between Ooredoo, Siemens and Microsoft

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ICT provider Ooredoo Qatar, Siemens and Microsoft have partnered to drive smart city solutions across Qatar

Ooredoo Qatar, national provider of ICT, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens and Microsoft to develop digital, Internet of Things (IoT) and software analytics solutions to drive smart city solutions across Qatar.

The solutions will be used primarily to serve smart infrastructure applications in different market segments, typically in cities, buildings, utilities and industries.

“The development of smart cities is a key priority for the state of Qatar and the advancement of the country’s digital economy in general. Once again, Ooredoo is partnering with the best global players to deliver the best for the country,” said Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani – Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo.

“Entering this strategic partnership between the three parties shows how we aim to be one of the best ICT players in the country, and underlines our commitment to our country’s development and the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. Our efforts are focused on enabling digitalisation through our smart connectivity offering, and we look forward to collaborating with Microsoft and Siemens to develop more IoT use cases for critical industries across Qatar,” he said.

SMART QATAR VISION

According to a statement, a number of solutions including IoT, cloud computing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, edge and blockchain, as well as other innovations and cutting-edge technologies will be developed as part of the agreement.

“Through these solutions, the entities aim to accelerate progress towards achieving the Smart Qatar vision, realising the promise of digital transformation to improve infrastructure, enrich citizens and residents’ lives, enhance government services, improve accessibility, drive sustainability and accelerate economic development,” read the statement by Microsoft.

Solutions will be used in line with building a smarter Qatar through smart meter analytics, smart street lighting, smart buildings, hospitals, offices and campuses, electric vehicle charger connectivity and Cloud Management platforms.

“Through this strategic partnership with Ooredoo and Siemens, we will offer organizations across key sectors in Qatar the latest and most innovative smart city technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI) and block chain, to support their efforts to deliver better services, drive environmental sustainability, optimize operations, improve infrastructure and fuel economic growth,” said Lana Khalaf, Country General Manager at Microsoft Qatar.

 

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