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DEWA extends 364km fibre optic ducts extension in 2023

  • DEWA extends 364km fibre optic ducts extension in 2023

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
DEWA uses the latest technologies in water production, transmission, distribution, as well as control of water networks. This has contributed to several successes and achievements, making it one of the best utilities in the world.

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed an extension of over 364km of fibre optic ducts across different areas in Dubai in 2023.

This is in line with DEWA’s efforts to build a world-class digital infrastructure that intensively uses the disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and digital transformation. DEWA invests in a state-of-the-art infrastructure with gross value of fixed assets exceeding AED 214 billion as of 30 June 2023.

The external FO ducts protect and direct all FO cables used in communications, data transfer, and remote operations. This enhances DEWA’s FO infrastructure and its smart grid, ensuring the availability of round-the-clock integrated and connected services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, accountability, and sustainability.

MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: "We continue expanding DEWA's reliable, safe, and high-speed fibre optic network to contribute to a new digital future for Dubai in vital areas and keep pace with the future needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution applications."

"The smart grid that DEWA is implementing, with total investments of AED7 billion, is an integral part of its strategy to develop a state-of-the-art infrastructure for managing facilities and services through smart and integrated systems that use the latest technologies," he added.

At the beginning of 2023, DEWA revealed that the advantages of 2.1 million intelligent electricity and water meters. The quantity of smart meters has surged from 200,000 during the initial phase, completed in January 2016, to the current milestone of 2.1 million meters.

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