Posted on September 10, 2019

Ooredoo, the region’s leading enabler of digital business innovation, announced the next level of its partnership with the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company to provide the smart city network to enable Lusail City as one of the world’s leading Smart Cities.

As a flagship project of Qatari Diar, Lusail City is deploying smart systems and citywide sensors with Ooredoo’s next-generation network infrastructure serving as the ICT backbone for the Lusail Smart City end points. As a result, Lusail City aims to become the region’s first large-scale greenfield Smart City and a model city for smart city living.

This partnership will see Ooredoo’s advanced wired and wireless networks as the foundation for a wide range of Lusail City’s secure Smart City services. Practical examples can include smart operations with integrated SCADA systems, smart traffic to ease congestion, smart lighting to reduce energy usage, smart waste management to optimise collection and routes. Overall, these Smart City services aim to enhance and optimise experiences within Lusail City, including the support services for the upcoming major sporting events.

Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo’s partnership with Qatari Diar has gone from strength to strength and shows our commitment to enhance the quality of life in Qatar, and specifically Lusail City’s residents. We will design and provide the ICT infrastructure for Smart City services that will allow Lusail City to take its services to the next level, and enhance Qatar’s standing as a global Smart City leader. Our ultra-fast and secure Supernet technology will serve as the foundation for innovative Smart City services to transform experiences and support Qatar’s nationwide digital transformation to 2022 and beyond.”

Lusail City will fully adopt Ooredoo’s fixed and mobile networks, including fibre optic and 5G networks. These will integrate with citywide sensors to move data at extremely fast speeds and will allow for near real-time insights on city services. Al Kubaisi added: “Ooredoo is leveraging our network capabilities and expertise, that have already brought Qatar fixed and mobile broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps, to provide a network for Lusail City that can handle the capacity, bandwidth and speed requirements of a connected city. We are designing the smart city’s network to anticipate the increasing number of connected sensors and systems, and to deliver unparalleled levels of efficiency for the city and its citizens.” 

Business customers can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo “Best for Business”, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions, and trusted partner for 60 years.

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