Published On: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014

du and PCCW Global collaborate to offer Smart Home services across UAE

du and PCCW Global collaborate to offer Smart Home services across UAE

du and PCCW Global collaborate to offer Smart Home services across UAE

The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s telecommunications service provider, have jointly announced a new collaboration to offer Smart Home services across the U.A.E.

The announcement was made during GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Collaboration with PCCW Global will enable du to implement a strategy of integrating third party smart and connected devices into U.A.E. households, ensuring that they are well and truly integrated into the nation’s evolving Smart City future.

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said, “The U.A.E. is in the midst of a Smart evolution and through the relationship with HKT and PCCW Global we are empowering our community to reap the full benefits of this tech-powered society from within their homes. A Smart Home combines convenience with simple to operate, yet powerful innovation, bringing the connected world into every aspect of our lives.” “Based within the concept of the Smart City and drawing on the increased mobility of the U.A.E.’s community, du’s Smart Home services offerings will enhance customers’ lives further, ultimately leading to an integrated experience,” he said.

The relationship will focus on five main pillars – home networking, including Wi-Fi and cloud services, home automation and control, including home appliance connectivity, home entertainment, including AV and TV services, surveillance and monitoring, including home security, intercom, home monitoring and cameras and Do It Yourself Retail, including value added services, devices, gadgets and consoles.

Lindsay Servian, Head of HKT Premier, said, “We are excited by the opportunity to work with du to make Smart Home a reality in the U.A.E. We are confident that the experience that we have in delivering these innovative solutions in Hong Kong, in a way which makes them both easy and enjoyable to use, will prove to be important in helping du to make Smart Home a success in the markets it serves. We are excited and privileged to have been chosen by du to work together on this ground-breaking project.”

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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