Abu Dhabi / Emirates Business
Etisalat and du on Wednesday announced ‘Taawun’, a joint initiative to support the long-term vision of the government in developing smart infrastructure and giving customers an opportunity to select their operator of choice for telecom services. It initially includes more than 50 projects and will serve as the model for all new greenfield areas in the country.
‘Taawun’ will establish a robust telecom infrastructure as a backbone for property developers,
deploying advanced fibre-optic and passive telecom solutions that are best-in-class and future-proof — ready for the next generations of voice and data services. It will also enhance the competitive landscape in the UAE allowing residents and businesses to select — and switch — between service providers of their choice. It aims to contribute to the UAE Vision 2021 to rank the nation among top ten globally in the overall ICT infrastructure, Online Services Index and the Network Readiness Index, in time for UAE’s celebration for 50 years since formation.
It also aligns with the UAE
government’s ‘smart city’ initiative, enabling the country to become one of the world’s most connected and sustainable nations, with Dubai World Expo 2020 becoming the platform for unveiling this vision.