Abu Dhabi Ports and Etisalat announce agreement at GITEX to harness telecoms technology

Sunday 14 October 2018
Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald:

Abu Dhabi Ports and Etisalat have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on advancing technological capabilities and business opportunities in support of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The partnership, signed at GITEX Technology Week, focuses on building shared electronic projects and networks, exchanging knowledge, simplifying procedures, securing fixed and wireless telecommunications coverage, and managing operational risk.

Etisalat will also help Abu Dhabi Ports to adapt to the latest telecommunications technologies, business models, and customer behaviours. The agreement will broaden Abu Dhabi Ports reach by connecting the business to its ports, free zone, and technological entities.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “We are delighted to partner with the UAE’s first telecommunications company to grow our businesses and support Abu Dhabi’s long-term strategic plans. Rapid technological growth is transforming the telecommunications sector. Collaborating with Etisalat will help Abu Dhabi Ports to stay ahead of industry developments, adapt to new technologies, and ensure that our customers experience world-class, cutting-edge telecommunications services at all our entities.”

Sultan Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi region said: “We look forward to working with Abu Dhabi Ports enabling connectivity and giving them capabilities to bring in efficiency and manage business operations effectively across the port. This strategic agreement is part of our overall strategy and objective of ‘Driving a Digital future to Empower Societies’ as we work closely with the public and private sector to enable digital technologies and solutions to help boost their digital services.”

Abu Dhabi Port’s participation in the annual GITEX Technology Week comes at a time when the port operator is strengthening its relationships with institutions to support Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation in line with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Plan 2030.

Also at GITEX Technology Week, Abu Dhabi Ports unveiled that it will begin an international blockchain pilot testing project in partnership with the Port of Antwerp, Belgium.

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