Tata Communications and Zain to develop smart city solutions for Saudi Arabia

New Delhi: Mumbai-based Tata Communications and Saudi telecommunications service provider Zain KSA have entered into a strategic commitment to bring smart city solutions to Saudi Arabia, the two companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“With this collaboration, the combined ecosystems will provide solutions and platforms to reshape cities with smart street lighting, smart waste management, a connected workplace, healthcare and connected cars,” said Tata Communications in the press release.

In the flagship project where the two companies are working together to bring smart street lighting solutions to one of the key cities, Tata Communications’ IoT ecosystem will serve as a one-stop-shop to deliver the hardware, platform, application and information, while Zain KSA will expand its presence with its business-to-business (B2B) offerings through joint projects related to software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and global contact centers, as well as the application of smart transportation and the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling smart waste management, smart meters and other smart city use cases, the companies said.

Tata Communications script was down 1.43% at ??1425.85 from Tuesday noon, on the ESB.

“The strength of Zain KSA’s reach and state-of-the-art infrastructure combined with our state-of-the-art ecosystem will strengthen the country’s transition to a sustainable economy,” said Vaneet Mehta, head of the Middle East, Central Asia region. and Africa, Tata Communications.

This is a landmark project for Tata Communications to transform the city into a smart and energy efficient metropolis, reduce its carbon footprint and chart the way forward for other cities to reproduce, he added. .

“Building on our pioneering and internationally renowned 5G network and in line with our vertical expansion strategy to drive 5G applications such as IoT, we will work together to contribute to our comprehensive digital solutions offering and transformation under one roof for businesses and governments across the kingdom, ”said Engineer Saad A. Al-Sadhan, Business and Wholesale Director Zain KSA.

The strategic engagement of Tata Communications and Zain KSA will serve Saudi enterprises and government institutions with advanced technologies such as IoT, 5G, low-range wide area networks, managed security services, SDWAN and more. others. It will also support environmental sustainability measures and the digital transformation of the region.

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