DUBAI, 5th June 2016 (WAM) – The site of Expo 2020 Dubai will be one of the fastest, smartest, and best connected places in the world during the global mega event, through its Premier Partnership with Etisalat Group, announced today.
Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General Bureau Expo Dubai 2020 welcomed the Premier Partnership with Etisalat. “Communications that took 6 weeks in 1851, when the first Expo took place, now take 6 microseconds. Ours is a hyper-connected age, and Etisalat plays a critical role in linking people and their technology so that they can connect and share, innovate and create. With its international reach, and expertise, Etisalat is well placed to support us in making Expo 2020 Dubai the best connected site on Earth during the mega event.”
Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive of Etisalat Group said, “In a world where digital technologies are redefining the way people interact, live and work, creating a borderless and inclusive global community, Etisalat is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the Expo 2020 Dubai. As part of the partnership, we aim to bring together our people, technologies and expertise in telecommunications and digital services and solutions for an on-time execution of complex projects.”
The partnership between Expo 2020 Dubai and Etisalat has a key role in the delivery of the mega event. From July this year, Etisalat will be involved in creating the infrastructure for the Expo site – enabling Expo 2020 Dubai to provide visitors and participants with a cutting edge, immersive digital experience that brings the Expo themes to life for the 25 million expected visitors. Etisalat will also provide on-site Wi-Fi capable to handling up to 300,000 people onsite in a day.
Etisalat will have global rights as Expo’s Official Telecommunications and Digital Services Partner, including the 18 countries that the company currently operates in. Etisalat and Expo are also exploring possibilities for a presence on the site in the post event phase, as part of a long lasting legacy centred on the stimulation of a knowledge economy and innovation hub