Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise contributes to GIFT Smart Cities build


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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise enters a working relationship with Newgen in the ambitious Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) project in India

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced it has been selected as the communications and networking solutions provider, contributing to building the world’s best smart city through the GIFT project with Newgen, the lead member of GIFT ICT Concessionarie. GIFT, a joint venture between the Government of Gujarat (GOG) and the Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited (GUDCOL), is aimed at developing India’s capabilities as an established and high-tech financial hub.

GIFT will serve as a model for the world’s best smart cities in terms of quality of life, infrastructure and ambience, and is the first of its kind in India. Conceived as a global financial and IT services hub, GIFT is designed to supersede globally benchmarked financial centers such as Shinjuku, Tokyo; Lujiazui, Shanghai; La Defense, Paris; and the London Dockyards. Spanning 3.58 sq. kilometers, the smart city will contain commercial, residential and social areas, consisting of global trade and financial centers, exhibition complexes, city services establishments, and residential structures.

Future occupants of the city may look forward to unparalleled quality of life whether at the workplace or at home, through a fully connected city that offers futuristic services. Some of these services include intelligent parking, bus services, sustainable and connected buildings, city-wide connectivity and a seamless environment for day-to-day activities, among many others, all of which will be managed from a central command center.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Solutions will improve the everyday efficiency of each person in the Smart City by delivering a personalized connected experience, enabled by best-in-class enterprise telephony and unified communications applications running over an intelligent enterprise network infrastructure.

The global solution from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise helps turn communications from being just another utility service to becoming a strategic asset, helping organizations optimize their business performance and provide an enhanced user experience. It is comprised of:

•    Unified Communications (UC) and IP Telephony
•    Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
•    Wi-Fi Solution  
•    Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
•    OpenTouch Customer Service (OTCS)
•    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)

Sanjay Sapru, Regional Director, South Asia, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
“The GIFT project marks another milestone in our journey as a future-ready communications and networking solutions provider. We are excited to witness the role our advanced communication solutions will play in the world’s best smart city, and we look forward to working alongside Newgen in transforming this vision into a reality.”

Anurag Khurana, CEO and Managing Director, Newgen Holdings Private Limited

"We are happy to have selected Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise as communications and networking solutions provider for GIFT, the torch bearer of Smart Cities in India. We are commited to provide quality of life, connected world and vibrancy to the enterprises, employees and residents at GIFT."

About Newgen Group
Newgen Group was established in 2007 by pioneers in Information and Communications Technology. Newgen is managed by thought leaders with a proven track record in Communications Technologies, IT and Finance. Newgen manages ITeS businesses; operating ICT companies for Smart Cities and developing business opportunities for sustainable habitats. Newgen Holdings, the parent company of Newgen Group, is leading the consortium appointed as Concessionarie for Establishment, Management & Operations of ICT Infrastructure, Services and Platforms within Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT). For more details visit: