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Lavasa, Wipro team to create India e-City

Posted: 04 Sep 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:India e-City  networks  ICT 

Lavasa Corp. Ltd and Wipro Ltd have joined forces to plan, implement and manage information and communication technology (ICT) services across Lavasa City.

Lavasa is India's first and largest hill city being developed by Lavasa Corp., a part of HCC Group. Wipro will support Lavasa city in the areas of city management system and services, e-governance, ICT infrastructure and value added services, including providing intelligent home solutions and digital lifestyle. The ICT services will include voice-video-data services to various businesses operating out of Lavasa city.

The strategic partnership is intended to focus on providing integrated and effective solutions for enhancing IT operations within the hill city. It will identify governance services and operating models, and define processes for delivering best-in-class governance. It will also provide the necessary infrastructure support including technology selection, supply, installation and management of platforms, networks and data centre. The estimated revenues out of this partnership from Lavasa City's first town Dasve is about Rs.488.48 crore ($100 million) over next 10 years.

Rajgopal Nogja, president, Lavasa Corp., said, "For a completely new hill city like Lavasa, technology leadership is a key driver of city development and management. Wipro has proven expertise in innovative ICT solutions and this partnership will ensure a quantum leap in not only being technologically proactive but also realising our vision in becoming a completely e-governed city."

"We are delighted to be engaged in this pioneering venture of a large hill city under development. We plan to deploy cutting-edge technology and leverage our global best practices to deliver innovative services to residents and businesses operating from Lavasa," commented Anand Sankaran, senior VP and business head, India and Middle East, Wipro Infotech. "We look forward together to setting new benchmarks in ICT excellence and creating the first completely e-governed city in India."

Through this exclusive partnership Wipro will also design the detailed infrastructure for telecom services for governance, as also for the resident and visitors of Lavasa city. Wipro will provide telecom-based services that will facilitate smart homes, and buildings including integrated building management systems, physical security requirements and other on-demand services. The technology will undergo constant innovation to pave the way for developing smart cities like Lavasa in the future.

Lavasa city, being developed in an area spanning will have a self-sustaining economy of its own and will cut across the entire spectrum of socio-economic class. It will encompass hospitality, tourism and leisure on one hand and education, research and innovating businesses on the other. Lavasa city hosts a complement of global leaders in hospitality, tourism, education, healthcare, business research and industry.

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