Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 64 - Page 69

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“ We have a strong proposition for Smart Cities through our comprehensive technology stack , which addresses multiple layers within these projects . Nokia provides a unique offering for connectivity networks in Smart Cities based on a combination of wireline fibre broadband access and wireless 4G / 5G access which enables a seamless experience to the city operators to enable multiple use cases .
“ The use cases range from high-speed residential and enterprise Internet access to a variety of Internet of Things ( IoT ) use cases and specific safety-related use cases ,” said El-Banna .
Mahmoud El-Banna , Head of Digital Industries Sales for China , India and MEA at Nokia
“ Nokia also provides a very powerful offering for IP and optical networks which represents a robust backbone layer for the city traffic . On the application and security control layer , Nokia is focusing on a selective offering to control and manage the IoT layer deployed in the city through the company ’ s IoT and device management platform , unified IT layer for billing , charging and orchestration purposes , command and control platform to manage and control all city operations and comprehensive cyber security stack with a focus on managing all security aspects of the deployed networks in Smart Cities .” p
“ The ministry of transport in Egypt is currently building two monorail lines that connect the Eastern part including the new capital of Cairo to the West . Egypt is building a high-speed rail line that will connect all the major cities in the country including the new ones . The line will start from Al Ain El Sokhna , passing by the new capital to New Alamin and Marsa Matoruh ,” El-Banna said .
“ New residential districts offering the latest standards of Smart Cities are also being developed by the private real estate sector in Egypt . There are already multiple examples and showcases in the country and some real estate developers have already announced the establishment of a 5G-based city .” He added that Smart Cities play a pivotal role in boosting countries ’ economies and improving GDP .
“ It creates a massive opportunity for foreign and local investors to establish new projects inside the Smart Cities , such as real estate , transportation , manufacturing and energy-related projects . Smart Cities also help in preserving natural resources , contributing to the reducing the wastage of these resources and improves the lifestyles of citizens , which in turn increases productivity .”
Nokia at the forefront of Smart City initiatives
Nokia is at the forefront of Smart City projects across the globe , as well as in the Middle East and Africa .
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