Etisalat will provide end-to-end connectivity and modern ICT solutions to the Al Ain hospital in UAE. The service provider has entered into a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi General Services, shortly known as Musanada, to in order to execute the project.
Being the leading telecommunications service provider in UAE, Etisalat has the presence in almost all Middle East and the North African countries. The telecom service activities planned by Etisalat in the past has transformed the entire UAE to a fully optically wired nation. UAE ranks at the top of the countries with the highest percentage of FTTH/B (Fiber to the Home/Building) connections.
The vision of the UAE Government and Etisalat management is to provide high-quality healthcare services with the best international specifications throughout the Emirate and ensure that they are accessible to UAE nationals.
Sultan Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi said: “Etisalat is privileged to work closely with Musanada to help meet the specific requirements of the new Al Ain Hospital. This landmark project is in line with Etisalat’s long-term objectives to be at the forefront of the innovation of digital health and support the UAE leadership’s objectives in enabling digital transformation in the country.
“We are committed to delivering a one-stop-shop solution for designing and building, implementing, commissioning, testing and after-sales support so our customers could focus on their business.”
Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Executive Director, Building Construction Management Division at Musanada, highlighted the importance of the partnership to realize UAE’s smart transformation vision and objectives, promote the electronic lifestyle and smart transformation in the country, and achieve happiness for UAE residents and enhance their quality of life, particularly on the healthcare front.
“Our strategic partnership with Etisalat shows how Musanada is keen on collaborating with Etisalat in all fields to provide modern and advanced infrastructure to keep pace with all future developments, allowing it to expand the scope to include all ICT service areas as well as electronic security solutions and data application centers,” Al Mehairbi said.
“We, at Musanada, believe in the need to enhance cooperation among various entities and the importance of concerted efforts to further improve the government’s performance to effectively address challenges facing the aspects of quality, health, and safety.”
Under the terms of the partnership, Etisalat will execute the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of state-of-the-art technologies related to IT hardware, software, and network equipment as an end-to-end ICT solution for the new Al Ain Hospital.
The hospital, which spans 347,000 square meters, is a major project that utilizes the latest digital and Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the healthcare domain. It supports medical decision-making of medical practitioners and administrative staff, thus saving time and effort, speeding up treatment procedures, allowing more time for patient care, and enabling access to medical records anytime, anywhere.
Etisalat’s fiber optic cables have reached to every nook and cranny in UAE. The fiber deployment activities in the UAE reached its peak during the period of 2009 – 2012. Etisalat did a huge investment in FTTH projects without waiting for the return of investment. The fiber optic infrastructures owned by the service provider helps it to lease dark fibers to other providers operating in the country. Etisalat operates more than eighteen co-location datacenters in UAE.
Connecting and wiring hospitals with modern ICT solutions would help to save many lives as quick and fast communication is necessary to ensure the delivery of medical aid in proper time. One of the advantages of optical fiber cable is its capability to carry high-speed, high-capacity data, voice, image, and video seamlessly over long distances.