du was honored and excited to accept the awards for Best Smart City Initiative and Best Cloud Provider at this year’s Telecom Review Summit. du was chosen by an independent panel of 15 experience industry veterans to receive the Best Smart City Initiative Award at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards ceremony. Osman Sultan, du’s chief executive officer accepted the awards in front of his executive management team and other ICT luminaries in attendance.
The summit, now in its fourth year, brought together the best telecom and ICT industry leaders in the region at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City.
Commenting on the Awards ceremony, Osman Sultan, chief executive officer at du said : "Proceeding from our deep belief that telecom companies play a major role in the future development of our nation and propagating the UAE knowledge economy, we endeavor to offer innovative ICT services and leading digital infrastructure solutions that will lay a solid foundation for the smart city. We are pleased to be recognised with the Smart City Initiative award – a testament to our efforts during 2016 to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. du is keen to continue in our cooperation with our strategic partners to develop a full range of smart services and cloud solutions, which will contribute significantly in spreading smart city services throughout the region. At du, we are proud of our progress thus far; it has inspired us to continue harnessing future potential until our goal of living in a society completely connected by smart applications and the Internet of Things."
From infrastructure to next generation services, du is leveraging flexible Cloud models and making innovative solutions available to SMEs, enterprises, government institutions and global service providers. In terms of its prowess in the cloud, du’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service is transforming the ICT landscape, while securing the government web presence and delivering cross-platform content.
du plays a pivotal role in Dubai’s evolution into a Smart City. Beyond its strategic partnership with the Government’s Smart Dubai Office, du continues to invest in city-wide initiatives to transform Dubai into the Smartest City in the World, driving unparalleled quality of life for its residents and visitors using Smart Technology. Some of these include enhancing dynamic connectivity through solutions that include fleet management, which use Machine to Machine technology, as well as the ongoing roll out of WiFi UAE.
du is driven by innovation and finding technologies that bring only the biggest benefits for the people, businesses and government of the UAE.