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Cisco, official digital network partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, is collaborating with Smartworld, a UAE Cisco partner, to design and implement a smart network infrastructure for the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region
With the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to offer a glimpse into the future, guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the results of people and ideas coming together in new and unique ways.
Cisco is working with Smartworld to deploy parts of expo’s digital IP network infrastructure, including Cisco® intent-based networking solutions.
The network is also designed to support over 100,000 IoT devices during the Expo.
“Smartworld is committed to working with Cisco to help Expo 2020 deliver a global event enabled by the latest technology,” added Abdulqader Ali, CEO of Smartworld.
Shukri Eid, managing director – East Region, Cisco Middle East, said, “Cisco will provide its latest technology innovations and a secure, intelligent foundation for connectivity through our intent-based networking solution.”
Mohammed Alhashmi, senior vice-president, Innovation and Future Technology at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “An innovative and seamless digital infrastructure is essential for a successful Expo 2020. We’re confident that the smart technology deployed at Expo 2020 will wow visitors from all over the world.”
Open from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, Expo 2020 is expected to welcome 25mn visits, with 70 per cent coming from outside the UAE.