Deutsche Telekom

Bonn, Germany / Information & Communication Technology

Shrikanth Kasivajjula
Head of International Business Development | International Sales Unit

What makes the company’s services and products smart?

Being “smart” means something different for each city - Today’s cities face tremendous challenges – from rising populations and shrinking budgets to the need to economize on the use of resources. Smart city solutions must take into account each city’s different motivations, requirements, limitations, challenges and objectives required by the dominant political and economic groups. Solutions must support the performance indicators of the city’s strategy. They introduce information and communication technology into public services to tackle these challenges. The major driver for an effective smart city approach is the ability to provide attractive and beneficial solutions for citizens and visitors while achieving considerable savings moving into a connected future. Due to a smart connection of cities and intelligent management software, urban infrastructures can be steered and programmed remotely. This means for example reducing costs by 30-60% and maintenance costs by 10% for street lights.

What can the company offer cities within the USC program?

Deutsche Telekom is Europe's leading Telecommunications provider, offering global ICT and Digitization services with more than 200,000 employees in 50 countries. The company is shaping the digital now and therefore the future of digitization and urban life. Telekom is hosting pilots and projects in more than ten countries and 23 cities already (see map: ). The company s a trustworthy, reliable and long-term partner for city’s move to digitization, helping to address and manage ecological and economic pressures, as well as urban transformation needs due to continued rapid growth and recent technology advances. We are having always a clear focus on the benefit for citizens and visitors in mind, most importantly increasing the quality of life and safety in a city.

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