Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed the extension of 394 km of fibre optic (FO) ducts in 2021 across different areas in Dubai.
This increased the total length of these cable ducts since 2015 and until the end of last year to 3,275 kilometres, said a statement from Dewa.
The external FO ducts protect and direct all fibre optic cables in communication, data transfer and remote operations. This enhances the Dubai utility’s infrastructure of FO and its smart grid and accelerates its digital transformation.
On the project completion, Managing Director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said it was part of Dewa’s continuous efforts to expand the FO network, which is reliable, safe and has a high speed. It also promotes a new digital future for Dubai in vital areas.”
“The FO ducts development in Dewa’s infrastructure is part of the InfraX project, one of Digital Dewa’s subsidiaries. This enables VSaaS and the Virtual Desktop Interface, which is provided via the digital platform of Data Hub Integrated Solutions (MORO), also a subsidiary of Digital Dewa,” he added.
Al Tayer said the Dubai utility had come a long way in this area through Digital Dewa, which aims to redefine the concept of a utility and make it the first digital utility worldwide with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage with the expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital services.”
“The FO network supports the InfraX Network Operations Centre, which it implemented in collaboration with Huawei, to provide pioneering digital services, and enhance smart services and Digital Dewa’s data-centre and cloud-computing value-added services,” he noted.
The fibre network also plays a crucial role in ensuring the continuity of innovation communication services with international standards and expanding its use. This is through partnerships with Dewa across different government organisations and business sectors to lease out a part of its dark fibre networks to provide communication services, he added.-TradeArabia News Service