UEM Edgenta Bhd, through its subsidiary Operon Middle East (Operon), has inked a Memorandum of Business Exploration (MoBE) with digital research and solutions company, Byte Blanket FZE (Byte Blanket), and global IoT solutions platform, Disrupt-X DMCC (Disrupt-X), in support of sustainable smart cities.
Part of the asset management and infrastructure solutions agency’s UEM continued foray into the integrated facility management market in the Middle East, this partnership will be crucial in identifying potential technological collaborations supporting sustainable smart cities, said UEM Edgenta in a statement.
It will also go into introducing digital solutions in the international markets through expertise in the built environment, integrated capabilities, and consultancy services to clients in large scale communities, commercial services, and smart cities.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented that this regional partnership will allow the company to bring its combined expertise will be the solution of choice for the Middle East and other international markets.
"The future of cities will be shaped by connectivity, mobility, resilience and sustainability. Revolutionising smart city development requires future-proof technology solutions that enable sustainable urbanisation and support the wellbeing of a community in a low-carbon ecosystem."
Meanwhile, UEM Edgenta has plans to introduce 'Hyper-Aware Buildings' concepts with Byte Blanket and Disrupt-X as part of the smart cities technology, with IoT being the eyes and ears of hyper-aware facilities.