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Silver Spring completes Dubai IoT network roll-out

Remaining head-end integration work expected to be completed before the end of the year

The network is a central part of Dubai's drive to become the most innovative city in the world
The network is a central part of Dubai's drive to become the most innovative city in the world

Silver Spring Networks has completed the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).


DEWA’s network canopy extends across the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology which has also been integrated into smart meter devices from Honeywell Elster. This will connect the first DEWA electric customers to its Internet of Things (IoT) canopy as part of the next phase of the project.


Silver Spring Networks is now working with DEWA towards final acceptance, with the remaining head-end integration work expected to be completed before the end of 2017.


“DEWA is pleased with its progress for the second smart initiative, ‘smart applications through smart meters and grids’, in alignment with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021, which enables DEWA to build a wide and integrated smart grid covering generation, transmission and distribution systems,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA


“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Silver Spring Networks to bring the company’s proven Internet of Things technology to DEWA customers, first through smart electric services and beyond into other smart applications, which can help contribute to making Dubai the happiest and most innovative city in the world.”


DEWA’s infrastructure modernisation efforts support the Smart Dubai initiative, aimed at making Dubai the most innovative smart city in the world.


The utility provides services for more than 700,000 electricity and 600,000 water connections across its service territory, all of which it intends to connect to the network canopy through additional ecosystem partners and future phases of its multi-year modernisation programme.


“We are committed to offering the newest innovation available through our standards-based technology, and look forward to helping bring smart grid benefits to DEWA customers in Dubai during the next phase of our deployment.” added Burak Aydin, general manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks.



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