Article on October 16, 2019

NEC bags Kalyan-Dombivli smart city project

NEC Technologies India (NECTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) as the master system integrator for the smart city project in the twin cities. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, and NECTI is also contracted to provide operation and maintenance of the systems for the following five years.

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STL introduces hyperscale datacentres with 5G Edge Mantra at IMC 2019

5G Edge Mantra increases capacity in operator networks across an array of locations. It brings storage, computing and processing capabilities as a datacentre to the edge of the network with an end to end infrastructure offering.

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Vodafone Idea Business Services and Nokia partners to launch SD-WAN

Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd., the country’s leading telecom operator, today announced its partnership with Nokia to roll out software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) services for start-ups and enterprises. Through SD-WAN deployment, VIBS will offer advanced networking and connectivity solutions and enable enterprises to dramatically increase the speed of deployment, flexibility, and control.

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Birlasoft inks pact of $240mn Digital Transformation deal with medical device maker Invacare

Apart from the product lifecycle management system by Birlasoft, Invacare will also benefit from a new e-commerce portal to market its products, spares and supplies.

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Smart cities will Require an Institutional Approach to Address the Water Crisis

Institutional mechanisms have played an important role in determining how cities have coped with the provision of infrastructure – especially with regards to water supply. The state has long been entrusted with the responsibility of actual provision of services as a ‘public good’ – to be offered on a best effort, but largely unaccounted for basis, i.e. as part of a social contract. As a result, State Government entities – such as Public Health Engineering Departments, Water Supply & Sewerage/ Drainage Boards held primary sway over-provision of services, and in very large cities, municipal bodies themselves were assigned the actual responsibility for the provision of services.

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