China's Huawei said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai South to bring future-city capabilities and services to Dubai South's Business Park Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Huawei said in an e-mailed statement the Dubai South Business Park Free Zone comprises 11 buildings and offers commercial space to support diverse sectors including aviation, logistics, general trading, finance, business consultancies, training institutions, retail, fitness and food and beverages.
"The MoU between Dubai South and Huawei will see the deployment of Huawei's Smart City and Safe City Solutions to provide enhanced services to residents and businesses in the Park," said Colin Hu, Managing Director of Huawei Enterprise (UAE).
He added that Huawei will provide strategic counsel to support the development of a blueprint for Dubai South's smart initiatives.
"Huawei will also share its global expertise through training sessions, expert workshops and guided visits to other key customer sites where Huawei Smart City solutions have been implemented," said Hu.
Dubai South, formerly called Dubai World Central, is a development which is partly ready, but mainly under construction and located on 145 million square kilometers in the south-west of the emirate of Dubai.
It engulfs the new Al Maktoum International Airport that is poised to become the biggest airport in the world, capable of hosting 160 million passengers per year after 2025.
Dubai South also includes the expo site that will be the center of the World Expo 2020 which Dubai will host as the first Arab metropolis.
(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2016)