Cisco signs MoU with Government of Telangana to boost education and local innovation, foster entrepreneurship, and accelerate economic competitiveness and citizen engagement in the state.

Cisco will deliver series of strategic initiatives to help accelerate the digital transformation of Telangana. Digital disruption is a reality and is transforming every country, state and city. A digitized state aims to drive GDP growth, create jobs and foster innovation, enhance education, stimulate entrepreneurship, accelerate business innovation, develop economic cluster initiatives, and support infrastructure. Toward that end, Cisco and the Government of Telangana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which includes the Digital Zone smart city project in Hyderabad, establishing an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation hub and a living lab near Hi-Tech city in Hyderabad, a center of excellence and living Lab in T–Hub premises, the largest building in India to be entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship, remote education in 10 schools in Karimnagar, and deploying digital solutions at the historical landmark monument of Hyderabad, the Qutubshahi tombs. 

Partnership with Government of Telangana to deploy Digital Zone Project 

As part of the digital zone project, Cisco will deploy City Digital Platform (CDP) in the 2.2 km area near Hi-Tech City in Hyderabad, including smart Wi-Fi, smart parking, smart lighting, traffic analytics at key junctions, Remote Expert for Government Services (REGS), smart environmental sensors, smart waste management, and a smart control center to monitor and manage the city with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

In the digital zone project, Cisco will collaborate with local ecosystem solution providers to build a scalable model for the effective rollout of city services across the state of Telangana. This project will utilize Cisco’s global expertise and intellectual property in the areas of IoT, mobile technology and applications, cloud computing, data analytics, social media, energy, and lighting solutions. Cisco will also engage with ecosystem partners in the state to develop new applications specifically for Indian smart cities and collaborate with the state for its upcoming smart cities in Telangana.

Boost Research and Local Innovation in Telangana

Cisco will set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and a Living Lab on the T-Hub premises to foster regional innovation, and will enable partners and startups to build solutions around 

IoT and cyber security and engage in rapid prototyping. This will also act as a platform to bring startups, accelerators, developers, researchers, ecosystem partners and the venture 

community together to showcase possibilities of the Internet of Things. In the CoE, Cisco would showcase its global smart cities platform, City Digital Platform (CDP),  which can 

integrate various smart city services onto a unified platform along with Cisco Collaboration solutions and Cisco Mobility Services Engine. - Afaqs