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Ericsson inks deal with Sterlite Technologies to drive Smart Sustainable Cities initiative in India

EricssonEricsson has entered into a strategic partnership with a global provider of transmission solutions for telecom and power ‘Sterlite’ to implement solutions for Smart Sustainable Cities in India as a part of Digital India program.

Under this deal Ericsson with Sterlite will design the roadmap and position solutions and services to create a fully functioning knowledge-based society.

Both the companies will also incorporate and manage solutions like Wi-Fi networks and Fibre deployment, Video situational awareness solutions, and Emergency Response, Traffic Management, Fleet Management and Smart Grid solutions in areas such as communications, public safety, intelligent transport and smart grid solutions, which will encourage the establishment of sustainable smart cities in India.

The industries like energy and utilities, transport and automobile, and safety and security will benefit most from the networked society. The company notes that, “there is a common need for ICT solutions within these industries that will further be enhanced by the growth of cloud based services.”

Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Technologies, said, “Sterlite is working closely with the Government to drive smart sustainable city initiatives and supports Digital India program. We acknowledge Ericsson’s leadership in enabling the Networked Society across the world and are collaborating with Ericsson to implement the Program.

Chris Houghton, Head of Region India, Ericsson said, “Ericsson is playing a crucial role in creation of the Networked Society and is also a driving force in changes that are currently taking place in the business landscape of many industries. Our partnership with Sterlite coupled with our globally proven competencies, experience of smart sustainable city deployments and cutting edge technological expertise will help attain the goals of Digital India.”


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