Maqta Gateway signs digitalisation deal with Etisalat

Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Maqta Gateway has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UAE telecoms company Etisalat, with the aim of improving connectivity and introducing new digital technologies across its port facilities.

The partnership will look to introduce new systems incorporating Cloud computing, IoT and Big Data, to take advantage of the digital transformation going on in the maritime sector and streamline the services available at the port.

“We aim to transform our port facilities with smart solutions and technologies,” said Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway.

“Etisalat as a partner will help us achieve our vision by delivering digital services that is in line with the Abu Dhabi vision 2030 and ultimately improve customer experience.”

The agreement will initially focus on building shared electronic projects and networks, exchanging knowledge, simplifying procedures, securing fixed and wireless telecommunications coverage, and managing operational risk, the partners said.

“Etisalat looks forward to working with Maqta Gateway, enabling connectivity and giving them capabilities to bring in efficiency and manage business operations across the port,” added Sultan Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi region.

“This strategic agreement is part of our overall strategy and objective of ‘Driving a Digital future to Empower Societies’ as we work closely with the public and private sector to enable digital technologies and solutions to help boost their digital services.”

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