Expo 2020 Dubai has signed an agreement with US-based Cisco to provide digital networking solutions for the event.

As the digital network partner for Expo 2020, Cisco will implement solutions that will link visitors, participants, devices, applications, business processes and the Expo network.

Expo 2020 has signed a series of agreements with technology partners. Last year, it signed a deal with Germany’s Sap to provide visitor and crowd management solutions and software for internal operations, including handling and deployment of about 30,000 volunteers on the site.

Dubai is making progress on construction work at the Expo 2020 site. In March, it awarded contracts to build two of the main pavilions.

The local ASGC has been awarded the contract to build the Sustainability Pavilion and the local Alec has won the contract for the construction of the Mobility Pavilion.

Local developer Emaar is the development manager for both of the pavilions, while the UK’s Laing O’Rourke provided pre-construction services for both pavilions.

Earlier this year, Alec was awarded the estimated AED1.3bn ($353m) contract to build exhibition space for Dubai World Trade Centre at the Expo 2020 site, and the UK’s Laing O’Rourke was awarded two contracts totaling AED670m for construction work on the Wasl Plaza and connecting access tunnel.

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