UAE, 23 May 2007: Etisalat, a utility company has been awarded 2nd Ajman Awards for Industrial Excellence for its usage by GISTEC, in Dubai on 21st May 2006. Hussein Helaly, Manager GIS – Etisalat received the award presented by Mohammed AbuZiad, General Manager of GISTEC.
It was said that Etisalat was the first utility company to implement GIS in the UAE region in 1989 in building its Outside Plant (OSP) network, and in 2000, Etisalat was once again the first in the region to adopt the Telcordia Network Engineer, a geospatial network planning and engineering solution. It is constantly active in the region by works and its adoption of GIS to integrate a wide range of services and operations.
Besides the traditional uses of GIS, Etisalat has incorporated the system into its network development, project cost management, materials request, and execution control cycles. Etisalat has also developed a applications and system enhancements to cater to business requirements.
GISTEC is UAE distributor of ESRI GIS solutions specializes in providing solutions to manage and analyze geographic data. It offers implementation and application development services in fields such as Facility / Asset Management Document Imaging and Management, Digital Map Production, Web-based Mapping.