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Rwanda Government pioneers Smart City Innovation with SRG and Nokia

Rwanda Government pioneers Smart City Innovation with SRG and Nokia

Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyle and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017.

Mohamed Abdelrehim, Head of Solutions and Business Development for Nokia in Middle East and Africa market, said: “We will be tapping into Nokia's end-to-end solution 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 applications.”

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 applications and healthcare.

"As the strategic technical partner, we are proud to be associated with a progressive project that will enhance the digital economy for African countries," says Abdelrehim. "It is projects of this nature, supported and driven by government, that will make a real difference in enhancing people's lives, creating jobs and improving economies."

"Rwanda is a pioneer in deploying Smart City Solution in Africa. Through this project, we will not only improve people's day to day lives with improved services and security, but we do anticipate long-term positive socio-economic benefits for the people in Rwanda and we also plan to share our experience with many other countries in Africa", said Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT.