Sterlite Tech has bagged one more smart city project. The new project is of Kakinada Smart City in Andhra Pradesh which will now be designed, built and managed by Sterlite for over six years.
The company had earlier bagged similar projects for Jaipur in Rajasthan and Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat.
According to Kakinada Smart City Corporation, the authority of the project, Sterlite Tech is the implementation partner and will deploy various Smart City related ICT solutions. These include Command Control Centre, CCTV surveillance, Wi-Fi, automatic number-plate recognition, face detection, waste and disaster management, among other platforms, bringing many technology firsts to India in terms of horizontal IoT platform, LoRa-based city-wide wireless sensor network and disaster management systems.
“Our strategic aim for Kakinada is to improve mobility, improve situational awareness, enhance public safety and security, and introduce data-driven decision-making. Aligning with this vision, Sterlite Tech will bring smarter network technologies to this high-tech Smart City project,” said S Aleem Basha, Commissioner, Kakinada Municipal Corporation.
“We are increasingly aware that our customers – service providers, smart cities, rural broadband and defence – are looking at partners with end-to-end capabilities to design, build and manage digital smart networks. With Sterlite Tech’s unique silicon-to-software capabilities, we partner with our customers with a long-term commitment backed up with strong SLAs for performance. We are extremely excited to partner with Kakinada Smart City Corporation with a pledge to strengthen citizen centric services in Kakinada at par with the best in the world,” said Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech.
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.
“We are delighted to partner with Kakinada Smart City Corporation to design, build and manage Smart City solutions over a strong web scale, smarter optical transport network with optical fibre backbone. This smarter network backbone will form the pillar for stronger communications between the city officials and citizens of Kakinada,” said K S Rao, COO – Telecom Products and Services, Sterlite Tech.