-The global award recognises transformational impact of smart city services on citizens’ everyday living experiences and better governance achieved by its municipal corporation
Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], the global technology leader in smarter digital networks, has won the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Industry Award 2017 for the successful deployment of India’s First Live Smart Services City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Establishing the city as the Wi-Fi Capital City of India, Sterlite Tech led the design, development and management of Gandhinagar Smart City project with its innovative citizen-centric services. The award was presented during the recent Wireless Global Congress held in New York. The WBA Industry Awards recognises excellence in the global wireless industry while promoting successful practices and strategies from the industry’s leading players.
Since going live in December 2016, Gandhinagar Smart City Services project has brought transformative changes in the everyday lives of its citizens. This has been achieved through city-wide Wi-Fi, public security with IP surveillance, reduction in electricity cost with smart street lighting, digital signage updating on weather and air pollution through environment sensors, speed and face detection system, automatic number plate recognition system, public announcement system, and much more.
These smarter technologies are controlled and monitored through one of the country’s most advanced Command and Control Centres, enabling the Municipal Corporation to deliver digital services to its citizens and encouraging transparency for better governance.
Acclaiming the project, Shrikant Shenwai, CEO, WBA, said, “Huge congratulations to Sterlite Tech for winning the ‘Best Connected City Deployment’ award. This accolade is a testament to Sterlite Tech’s passion, dedication and commitment to driving excellence and best practices within the Wi-Fi industry. The team should be extremely proud of its work.”
Shri Dinesh Chandra Modi, Commissioner, Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation, said, “Gandhinagar is one of the few modern planned cities in India. Connecting over two lakhs citizens through city-wide Wi-Fi internet access was the key to encourage citizens’ participation in growth and city governance. All these smart components are centrally managed through the integrated command centre. These innovations are making the life of a common citizen digitally smart.”
Humbled with the global honour, Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech, said, “This global honour by WBA is an acknowledgement of our expertise in designing, building and managing web-scale networks and services in Smart Cities. With this, Gandhinagar Smart City project has set a global benchmark for future-proof smarter digital infrastructure for Smart City development.”
About Sterlite Technologies:
Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a global technology leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software. The Company has high-efficiency global scale manufacturing facilities in India, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India. With a strong portfolio of 162 patents, Sterlite Tech is home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next generation network applications. Projects undertaken by the company include intrusion-proof smarter data network for the Armed Forces, rural broadband for BharatNet, Smart Cities’ development, and establishing high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.
About Wireless Broadband Alliance:
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to champion the development of the converged wireless broadband ecosystem through seamless, secure and interoperable unlicensed wireless broadband services for delivering outstanding user experience. Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi- Fi, WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi services need coexistence and convergence of unlicensed and licensed networks across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities, 5G, etc. Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 30 million hotspots globally.
For more details, visit https://www.wballiance.com/