NTT Group launching smart cities initiative with Dell Technologies

NTT Group (NTT, NTT DATA, NTT Communications and Dimension Data) has expanded its partnership with Dell Technologies to include smart city initiatives, the company said.

The companies will be collaborating on the first smart city proof of concept with the City of Las Vegas as part of the city´s digital transformation.

NTT Group believes smart cities are the natural evolution in public safety that will make full use of next-generation sensors, ultra-high definition cameras and other forward-reaching technologies. Today, video situational awareness is a common practice used by local police and fire agencies to proactively alert public safety stakeholders and first responders to emergencies. However, expanding for future safety measures requires infrastructure and operating models that can analyze and store incoming multimedia data. These requirements are too expensive for most municipalities, limiting the public safety potential of smart city initiatives.

The smart city solution is built on NTT Group´s innovative Cognitive Foundation architecture, which enables remote creation, management and operation of information and communications technology (ICT) resources, from devices and networks to the cloud. It will also combine Dell EMC hyperconverged infrastructure and IoT gateways and VMware vCloud NFV platform hosting predictive analytics applications.

NTT Group is one of largest ICT companies with over 100 billion USD sales and business footprints in 88 countries and regions, inheriting our story of innovation for more than 120 years. For more information, visit www.ntt-global.com.