Posted on March 15, 2017

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and an experienced service provider in Smart City Administrations, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within the scope of the "Smart Qatar" Program, in a signing ceremony held at QITCOM 2017.

Under the terms of the MoU, the Ministry and Ericsson will work together to achieve the Smart Qatar ambition, which was announced during QITCOM 2017, held last week at QNCC. To fully support this initiative, Ericsson will work with MOTC in several ways; firstly, in terms of Internet of Things engagement using Ericsson’s cloud based IoT Application platform. Ericsson will also include its Connected Bus Stop, a Smart Passenger Information System for Qatar.

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“We were pleased to welcome Ericsson at QITCOM 2017. We are excited to see their value propositions in action, and look forward to working with one of the leading companies in the development of 5G and in powering smart city initiatives around the world,” said Reem al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development, MOTC. “We look forward to demonstrating our innovations in support of the Qatar government in its Smart Nation ambition towards the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030. Our technologies are paving the way for life in the networked society of the future,” said Wojciech Bajda, Head of Industry and Society Unit at Ericsson Region Middle East.