Emerging smart cities in India to offer growth opportunities to telecom companies

Telecom Lead India:
Managing smart cities is emerging as a big business opportunity for telecom and
technology companies in India. Companies such as ZTE and IBM are looking at big
opportunities in the Indian smart city market.

Smart cities are already undergoing several changes to grow faster. For
instance, Pune has become the first city in India to appoint a CIO, Anupam

The purpose of the office is to create connections and
collaborations in Pune that will result in shared information systems to
continue to make Pune prosperous and highly liveable,” said Vijay Sethi, vice president
and CIO of Hero MotoCorp.

Urbanization is one of the biggest trends today. In order to transform India, we
need to transform cities by making them smarter.

In another instance, Delhi traffic police is sending traffic alerts via SMS.
This is one of the several benefits that smart organization can provide.


Smart organizations enable teachers, parents and students to
track progress of progress all times.

Smart cities enable information sharing between different public safety
personnel like police, fire fighters, hospitals etc to coordinate their help in
times of emergency.

Dharan, MD, Bharat Exhibitions; Neena Pahuja, CIO, Max HealthCare Group; Zhang
Wencheng, director – Technical Sales, ZTE India; GK Singh, director, AIIMS,
Patna; OP Mishra, director IT, NDMC; MSS Rao, senior general manager
(Enterprise Business), BSNL; Sandeep Kumar, director, AIIMS, Bhopal; and Vilakshan
Jakhu, CIO & senior VP, BPTP; at Enterprise India Summit 2012 in New Delhi.

ZTE is spending around 10 percent of its revenue on research and development.
ZTE will be tapping the Indian smart city and enterprise markets in a big way. The
demand for enterprise solutions and products is increasing rapidly in India,” said
Zhang Wencheng, director, technical sales, ZTE India at Enterprise India Summit
2012 in New Delhi. 

Max Healthcare Institute CIO Neena Pahuja said that inter-department
information exchange in a hospital group, systems integration, and
communication among hospital stake holders enabled seamless experience to be
delivered to patients. This lowered costs to both hospitals and patients. It
also helped provide new care options and strategies and boosted business intelligence
in healthcare.