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Ericsson joins hands with Sterlite for smart city initiatives in India

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ericssonTelecom gear maker Ericsson partnered with Sterlite Technologies to jointly drive smart sustainable city initiatives in the country

According to the agreement, Ericsson will collaborate with Sterlite to design a roadmap and deploy solutions and services required to create a fully functioning knowledge-based society.

“The collaboration will design, deploy, integrate and manage solutions in areas like communications, public safety, smart grid solutions and intelligent transport,” Ericsson released the statement.

“Sterlite is working closely with the Government to drive smart sustainable city initiatives and supports Digital India programme,” Sterlite Technologies CEO Anand Agarwal said. “We are collaborating with Ericsson to implement the programme.”

Solutions covered in the agreement include Wi-Fi networks and fibre deployment, video situational awareness solutions, emergency response, intelligent transport, etc.

The government plans to develop 100 smart cities across the country by 2022. In the Budget, Finance Ministry had allocated Rs 7,060 crore for this purpose.

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