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Dewa unit completes work on 'hitech' staff accommodation

DUBAI, October 26, 2021

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said one of its units, InfraX, has completed the work on a new campus for its Jebel Ali Power Station employees. It includes two staff accommodation blocks and two multifunctional buildings with enhanced network features that provide End to End daily services. 
 
InfraX is the information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Digital Dewa, an entity created by the Dubai utility for the digital future of the city.
 
Dewa said it was imperative to provide high-quality communication infrastructure across all these buildings and InfraX, as the body responsible for network planning and deployment, opted for high-quality Wi-Fi networks, characterized by enhanced performance in terms of bandwidth, latency, and network management.
 
It focuses on connecting its customers with value added services from its data centers and the cloud. To this end, InfraX owns a secure, reliable, and independent super-fast fiber optics network that meets the smart needs of the future applications promised in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 
Before this project began, accommodation networks in different Dewa staff campuses were operated and maintained separately, involving high maintenance costs, both in terms of time and money, said the statement from Dewa. 
 
These legacy networks provided a far from acceptable experience, complicating everything from simple file downloads to other mobile working tasks, including remote conferencing, which suffered from network latency, limited bandwidth, and occasional packet loss. 
 
Grasping the opportunities the new project presented, InfraX set up a single platform located in the Network Operations Center (NOC), centralizing the management of all accommodation networks. Going forward, this control platform will support further expansion of the company's accommodation networks in the future, it added.
 
According to Dewa, the cooperation between Huawei and InfraX provided a solution that met a range of needs.
 
By integrating big data, AI, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, this solution offers one-stop automation and intelligent O&M, delivering high-quality wired and wireless services. It also enables automatic service provisioning, ensures an intelligent experience, and increases security protection. 
 
In short, it meets the performance levels that the wide variety of digital terminals and applications of tomorrow will require, today, said the statement.
 
According to Dewa, the solution is forward-looking networking infrastructure based on Wi-Fi 6 standards, it stated. 
 
It builds a smart living environment for Dewa's staff, with enhanced network features, from ultra-broadband and high user concurrency to low latency, providing a good user experience and therefore boosting employee satisfaction. 
 
And such infrastructure paves the road to diverse new digital services, so employees can live smarter lives, it added.



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