By Telecom Lead Team: The Delhi Mumbai Industrial
Corridor Development Company (DMICDC) has selected Cisco S+CC Advisory Services
to develop the ICT master plan for two pilot cities in the $90 billion
The entire scope of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor
(DMIC) will consist of 24 cities in total, spanning six states in India. The
DMIC’s key focus is to create a global manufacturing and trading hub through
smart and socially inclusive cities that take advantage of world-class digital
“The ability for cities to use technology to
transform the way their citizens consume services is a powerful concept and one
that appeals to visionary leaders around the world. We have developed a
services catalogue of more than 100 services that can be used to generate new
revenue streams for service providers and cities around the world,” said Wim
Elfrink, executive vice president, Emerging Solutions and chief globalisation
officer of Cisco.
The city of Guayaquil in Ecuador has also adopted Cisco
Emerging Solutions Advisory Services to develop a scalable ICT master plan for
its Digital Guayaquil project.
With a metropolitan population of 2.5 million, Guayaquil
is aiming to improve the quality of life for citizens by using the network to
offer municipality services such as healthcare, education and e-government. As
an important hub for tourists traveling to the Galapagos Island, the city also
intends to address safety and security by implementing a unified command and
Cisco’s Emerging Solutions Advisory Services have already
played a key role in the development of master-planning ICT blueprints for the
following select developments around the globe. This service offering, which is
increasingly being adopted as an industry best practice, provides guidance and
consultation encompassing project management, market and service analysis,
operating and financial model definition, and feasibility analysis.
Rampart’s Avenir Communities in Edmonton, Canada, is
using Cisco S+CC Advisory Services to help deliver a new, sustainable and
high-tech C$1.8 billion development for 10,000 residents and commercial
enterprises to transform the way they work and live through the use of
technology-enabled Smart Services and Solutions.