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Vi And L&T To Collaborate On 5G-based Smart City Solutions

The two companies released a joint statement announcing that the pilot project will be undertaken in Pune.

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Vodafone Idea and construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro will work together on a pilot project to test 5G-based smart city solutions.

In a joint statement announcing the collaboration, the companies said that the project will be undertaken in Pune. The government-allocated 5G spectrum would be used to visualise and analyse the applications.

L&T’s Smart City platform, fusion, will be leveraged to test the technology. The cases will be built on Ai and the Internet of Things. Major challenges that are expected to be addressed include urbanisation, safety and security and smart solutions for the citizens.

According to Abhijit Kishore, Vi’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer, “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 future”, a leading media house reported.

With its original equipment, Vi has earlier achieved a download speed of up to 1.5 Gbps in a 3.5 GHz band. It has been allocated 26GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum by the Telecom Deptt. For the trials.

"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," J D Patil, whole-time director and senior executive vice president (Defence and Smart Technologies) at L and T told a leading media house.