Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the extension of over 350 kilometres of Fibre Optic (FO) ducts in 2022 across different areas in Dubai.
This increases the total length of these cable ducts since 2015 and until 31 December 2022 to 3,634 kilometres. This is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to support its smart infrastructure and accelerate its digital transformation.
The external FO ducts protect and direct all Fibre Optic (FO) cables in communication, data transfer and remote operations. This enhances DEWA’s infrastructure of FO and its smart grid. It also ensures the seamlessness and availability of round-the-clock integrated and connected services, according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, accountability, and sustainability.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA is committed to continuously expanding the FO network, which is reliable, safe and high speed. It also contributes to a new digital future for Dubai in vital areas. DEWA also keeps pace with the future needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
“DEWA supports the Dubai 10X initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which supports Dubai’s progress to lead the way to the future and make it ten years ahead of other cities. This is being done through government innovation and redefining traditional work mechanisms.
We have come a long way in this area through Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, which aims to redefine the concept of a utility. DEWA has a state-of-the-art and flexible infrastructure for managing facilities and services according to smart and integrated systems using the latest disruptive technologies, including those of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These include AI, blockchain, energy storage, the Internet of Things and others,”
added Al Tayer.
DEWA’s FO network supports the InfraX Network Operations Centre, which DEWA implemented in collaboration with Huawei, to provide pioneering digital services, and to enhance smart services and Digital DEWA’s data-centre and cloud-computing value-added services. InfraX is a DEWA subsidiary under Digital DEWA. The fibre network also plays a key role in ensuring the continuity of innovative communication services with international standards in the UAE and expanding its use. This is through partnerships with DEWA across different government organisations and business sectors to lease out a part of DEWA’s dark fibre networks to provide communication services.
News Source: Dubai Media Office