Barwa Real Estate Group on Monday signed a co-operation agreement with Huawei to provide its in-progress and future projects with smart technology services related to the information, communication and technology (ICT) systems.
The move, which supports Doha's smart cities initiative, comes with a view to increase the group’s contribution to the development of a more sustainable society; a society that enhances the concept of the smart city model to achieve the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Most of the services and products that would be offered by Huawei to Barwa Real Estate Group projects depend on the fifth generation (5G) technology, which creates a smarter and more connected world, and enhances the strength of the technology used to meet Barwa's ambitions and to keep pace with the state's plans.
The agreement was signed by Abdullah bin Jubara al-Rumaihi, chief executive of Barwa Real Estate Group, and Alex Zeng, Director of Huawei Enterprise Business Group for Enterprise and Institutions Sector in the North Gulf Region, on the sidelines of Cityscape Qatar.
Under the agreement, Huawei will provide a full-fledged package of smart products and services for Barwa's in-progress and future projects; namely, the installation of sixth version of Wi-Fi systems “WiFi6”, the world's latest technology which contributes to the transmission of Internet data at a high speed and smart performance to avoid data waste.
The package includes the installation of a wireless-camera system that use technologies integrated with G5 services and operate via the electronic chip, as well as the provisions of all modern technology solutions for the smart complex system, which includes many integrated smart systems operating in a unified management and control system, which improves their use to be more effective and efficient.
In addition, the package incorporates the provision of these projects with data transmission network devices, data centre systems, and smart lighting systems equipped with solar panels to provide electrical energy.
"We are delighted to co-operate with Huawei, one of the largest global companies specialised in smart technology and a pioneer in providing ICT solutions," al-Rumaihi said.
Such co-operation would contribute to raising the efficiency of the operational and service processes of the group's projects, and also enhance its competitiveness in order to maximise the benefit for shareholders, and meet the needs of all beneficiaries of current and future generations, he said.
Barwa Real Estate Group is planning to integrate its projects with cutting-edge smart digital technology to support this transformation, which provides many economic, developmental and environmental benefits for Qatar.
This is part of its initiatives to support the group's guiding principle of strategic partnership with the government.
"The smart cities concept has become one of the necessities in light of rapid urbanisation impacts on the traditional infrastructure," he said.