Mumbai: Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) and Smart World & Communication business of leading Engineering & Construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro have partnered, for a pilot project to test 5G-based Smart City solutions, as part of its ongoing 5G trials on Govt. allocated 5G spectrum.
The companies will collaborate to test and validate 5G use cases built on IoT, Video AI technologies leveraging L&T’s Smart City platform – Fusion, addressing the challenges of urbanisation, safety & security and offering smart solutions to the citizens, in a pilot to be conducted in Pune.
Commenting on the 5G trials and partnership, Abhijit Kishore, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, ‘Telecommunications solutions are the backbone of building smart and sustainable cities. The advent of 5G technology opens whole new opportunities to address challenges of urban growth and provide end-to-end solutions to support sustainable creation of Smart Cities, in the future. Vi is happy to partner with Larsen & Toubro to test 5G based Smart City solutions and utilise our mutual expertise to find solutions that can help shape cities of the future.’
In this constantly-evolving world, we are seeing an exponential rise in demand for smarter and more intelligent solutions and L&T Smart World is committed towards leveraging the latest technological innovations in the IoT and Telecommunications areas to benefit society at large. We are excited to partner with Vodafone Idea to bring to the table our experience, of having successfully executed several smart solutions across Indian cities, to develop customised, IoT-driven 5G solutions for various industry and enterprise verticals, said J D Patil, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Defence & Smart Technologies, L&T).
‘This specific initiative is one of L&T’s portfolio of connected services that leverage 5G’s strengths to gather intelligence to provide value added and actionable insights in the digital and connected services domain, including healthcare where timely communication of critical patient health status to healthcare professionals can save lives,’ he added.