Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL), a multinational digital technology company announced the completion of its smart city project at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
According to STL, the everyday living experiences of over 3.25 lakh citizens of Kakinada have been improved. More than 13,000 citizens use the city’s Wi-Fi connectivity on a daily basis while smart surveillance has helped reduce police complaints by over 50 percent.
K. Ramesh, MD & CEO, Kakinada Smart City Corporation and Commissioner, Kakinada Municipal Corporation said that Kakinada’s transformation into a Smart City makes it extremely citizen friendly. The city’s effective real-time governance and citizen services allow for a sustainable ecosystem, enhanced public safety and better traffic control.
The city is powered by STL’s Command and Communication Centre (CCC). With over 1,600 elements of Smart City technologies integrated into it, this is one of India’s most advanced CCCs and comes with many advanced technological features such as horizontal Internet of Things (IoT) platform; Long Range (LoRa) based city-wide Wireless Sensor Network and Disaster Management System, etc.
KS Rao, CEO, Sterlite Network Services Business said the smart ecosystem was instrumental in ensuring seamless communication, real-time updates and better governance during the recent Phani and Phethai cyclones.
With the completion of the Kakinada Smart City, STL has now delivered three Smart Cities – Gandhinagar, Jaipur and Kakinada to India. It is also providing innovative hyperscale solutions for Telcos and Cloud Companies to enable access to internet based applications across 100 countries.