Cisco bags networking deal from TRA of UAE

Cisco bags networking deal in UAE
Enterprise IT vendor Cisco said its Network infrastructure will power Electronic Federal Network (FedNet) of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE.

TRAI will host the UAE Government’s Smart Cloud and will connect all Government entities in the UAE. FedNet will offer secured connectivity and shared services to more than 42 government entities in the UAE.

As part of the agreement, Cisco will also build a Network Operations Center and a Cloud Command Center to operate the FedNet infrastructure. FedNet will provide secured communication services such as Government-to-Government (G2G), secured internet, e-mail, voice and video services. FedNet will be the first cloud platform to offer IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) to Federal Government entities.

Cisco partnered with service providers to build this shared government platform for TRA. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco Unified Computing Solutions (UCS), and Hosted Collaboration Solutions (HCS) will be part of the project.

Saeed Belhoul, director of e-Government Operations Department at TRA, said the Government of the UAE is focused on digitization.

Rabih Dabboussi, Managing Director, Cisco, UAE, said businesses in the Middle East become digital to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunity brought the Internet of Everything (IoE).

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