Sterlite Tech to design, build and manage Kakinada Smart City

Sterlite Tech, an end-to-end global technology leader in smarter digital network has been selected for the implementation of Smart City solutions in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

As part of the project, Sterlite Tech will design, build and manage Kakinada Smart City for the next six years. Sterlite Tech will also deliver various Smart City solutions like: 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.

Speaking about Smart City, S Aleem Basha, Commissioner, Kakinada Municipal Corporation said, “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 hi-tech Smart City project.”

Commenting on this, Sujay Arun J, CEO, Kakinada Smart City Corporation 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. We have chosen Sterlite Tech as our implementation partner based on their experience and proven track record in delivering innovative Smart City applications and solutions.”

Elaborating on the project highlights, K.S. Rao, COO – Telecom Products and Services, Sterlite Tech said, “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.”

Highlighting the selection and project highlights, Dr. Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech said, “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.”

Sterlite Tech is currently managing operations in Gandhinagar and Jaipur Smart Cities.

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