Rwanda Government pioneers Smart City Innovation with SRG and Nokia

Rwanda is to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyle and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017. This announcement was made last week in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit.

To help facilitate this, the Solutions and Business Development for Nokia in Middle East and Africa portfolio to deliver to the Government of Rwanda a secure and effective Smart City solution, that includes a mission-critical access network, IP and Cloud Core networks, as well as our Impact Platform with associated IoT.

As part of the project rollout, the Government of Rwanda will invest in network connectivity and sensor deployment in different applications, which will serve the local citizens in public safety, waste management, utility partner, we are proud to be associated with a progressive project that will projects of this nature, supported and driven by government, that will make using ICT innovation to provide a better quality of life to our citizens and visitors.

Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT said Rwanda is a pioneer in deploying Smart City Solution in Africa. with improved services and security.

While SRG are known as a regional development leader, that provides opportunities for growth and mobility to empower people and nurture their capabilities, the strategic relationship with Nokia made the company a natural choice to partner with in the Rwanda Smart City project.

“We have chosen Nokia as our strategic technical and IT infrastructure partner to deploy Smart City solutions in Rwanda and across SRG market expertise to create smarter, safer and more sustainable cities in sector can work together to deliver a smarter future for Rwanda and for the African continent. Smart Africa is a big dream from our leaders who believe that our continent will be transformed using technology. This project is an important milestone towards the achievement of that goal, and we look mean that we are in unique position to deliver Smart City solutions,” said Philbert Nsengimana.

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