NTT Group will conduct Asia´s one of the first Smart City Proof of Concept (PoC) in the Cyberjaya area of Malaysia from February 2020, in cooperation with local stakeholders, the company said.
Through this PoC, NTT Group aims to establish a sustainable business model while verifying the possibility of solving social issues in Asia, utilizing the technologies and know-how accumulated in the smart city field in the United States.
In Asian countries where stable economic growth continues, various social issues associated with economic growth such as traffic jams and environmental problems have become apparent, and the expectations for ICT-based solutions to these issues are growing. Among Asian countries, Malaysia, a country that built up friendly and mutually beneficial bilateral relationship with Japan through the (Look East) policy advocated by the Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad in 1981, is no exception. There are high expectations that Japanese companies will utilize technologies and know-how cultivated globally, to contribute to the resolution of social issues and the economic development of Malaysia.
Through field tests using the technology and know-how of smart city solutions which NTT Group has deployed with the City of Las Vegas, USA. since 2018 (*), NTT Group aims to improve the living conditions of citizens and the sustainability of cities through smart cities using ICT, by studying the possibility of solving social problems in Malaysia and building sustainable business models, together with local stakeholders.
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