Sterlite Bags Kakinada Smart City project
Sterlite Technologies has bagged the deal to serve as master systems integrater for the Smart City project in the port town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. As per the mandate, Sterlite will design, build and manage the systems for the Kakinada Smart City for the next six years.
Kakinada was chosen among the first 20 cities in the first phase of the Smart City Mission. The project aims to bring transformational changes in the everyday living experiences of over 3.25 lakh citizens of Kakinada, through real-time governance and efficient delivery of citizen services.
S Aleem Basha, Commissioner, Kakinada Municipal Corporation, said, “Our aim for Kakinada is to improve mobility, enhance public safety and security, and introduce data-driven decision-making. Sterlite Tech will bring smarter network technologies to this high-tech Smart City project.”
Sujay Arun J, CEO, Kakinada Smart City Corporation Limited said, “As part of the Kakinada Smart City project, we have envisaged several pan-city and area-based development initiatives, with a focus on both infrastructure and ICT advancements across the city and at strategic locations.”
The Smart City related ICT solutions include Command Control Centre, CCTV surveillance, Wi-Fi, automatic number-plate recognition, face detection, waste and disaster management, among other platforms. It seeks to bring together many technologies including a IoT platform, LoRa-based city-wide wireless sensor network and disaster management systems.
The company will establish strong web scale, optical transport network and optical fibre backbone with the help of telecom operators and government. It will help in the implementation of various Smart City programmes in the city as well. K S Rao, COO, Telecom Products and Services, Sterlite Tech, said, “The Kakinada Smart City Corporation network backbone will form the pillar for stronger communications between the city officials and citizens of Kakinada.”
Sterlite Tech is currently managing operations in Gandhinagar and Jaipur Smart Cities. With a portfolio of 146 patents and presence in over 100 countries, the company designs, builds and manages broadband networks through its integrated offerings across products, services and software solutions.
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