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Home Ministry to propose development of smart cities as ‘safe cities’


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will soon send a proposal to integrate its “safe city” project with the “smart cities” project of the Urban Development (UD) Ministry.

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The proposal if accepted will result in the 100 smart cities being equipped with latest security features like CCTVs and command control centres that will make them safe from crime and terrorism, according to a report in the Economic Times.

Currently, MHA is running the “safe city” project only in seven metros- Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.

The project includes modernizing the police and equipping them with CCTVs at all public places, a command control center to monitor and act on the live feeds from those CCTVs, a Dial 100 emergency response system, GPS-enabled dispatch of patrol cars, and aerial surveillance using UAVs and helicopters.

The ET report quotes a MHA official as saying: “The idea is that MHA and UD Ministry should not work in isolation on each of its projects and it is better that MHA works with UD on the latter’s project rather than planning for the safety of the cities subsequently.”

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Huawei joins Savex to expand enterprise footprint in India

In 2016, Huawei Enterprise BG has achieved rapid growth in vertical industries

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  • Huawei and Savex collaborate to increase their network in India
  • The companies will work together to achieve success in networking
  • Huawei is already a very successful company in India

With an aim to strengthen its channel partner network in India, Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) on Monday announced a partnership with Savex Technologies.

Savex is the third largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) distributor in India. As part of the partnership, Savex will be responsible for Huawei’s channel partner network technical training and development.

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Huawei Enterprise is a successful company in India. IANS

“ICT today plays the role of a catalyst in transforming and upgrading traditional industries. Enabling digital transformation for industries, Huawei Enterprise BG can strategically drive the progression of digital and intelligent society,” said Derek Hao, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei India.

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Under its global “platform+ ecosystem” strategy, the Enterprise BG aims to create an open, resilient, secure and flexible platform of ICT infrastructure by investing in new technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, mobile broadband and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Both companies are looking forward to this collaboration. Pixabay
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“We are looking forward to this partnership, as Huawei is known for its great enterprise products and this complements our offerings to channels,” added Anil Jagasia, Managing Director of Savex.

In 2016, Huawei Enterprise BG has achieved rapid growth in vertical industries. Huawei’s “Smart City” solution has been successfully deployed in more than 100 cities in over 40 countries. IANS