Al Hamra Tower to get Cisco's smart city vision

Cisco selected to provide ICT consulting and design services for Kuwait tower

Tags: Al Hamra Real Estate CompanyCisco Systems IncorporatedKuwait
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Al Hamra Tower to get Cisco's smart city vision The Al Hamra Tower development will benefit from Cisco's Smart+Connected vision of highly connected, innovative use of technology.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 28, 2010

Cisco has been appointed to provide ICT consultation for Kuwait's Al Hamra Tower development.

The Al Hamra Real Estate Co has selected Cisco to provide a range of services in strategy and design for the technology for the development, through Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities vision.

Cisco, along with Gold Certified Partner, Kuwait Danish Computer Company, will provide a range of services including project management, market and service analysis, operating and financial model definition, and feasibility analysis, to the project, to help create a connected, integrated and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the project.

Wim Elfrink, chief globalisation officer and executive vice president, Cisco Services commented: |Cisco envisions a future where successful communities and cities will run on networked information, and the network as the platform will enable economic development, better city management and an improved quality of life for citizens. By working collaboratively toward a common vision of Smart+Connected Communities on the Al Hamra Tower, Cisco and Al Hamra Real Estate are committed to driving social, economic and environmental sustainability for the residents. Everything connected to the network in these Smart+Connected Communities can be greener, more intelligent and more secure."

The Al Hamra Tower is under construction in Kuwait City, and is intended to be 414 metres in height, making it one of the tallest towers in the world.

Khalid Al Othman, vice chairman and CEO, Al Hamra Real Estate Company said: "Today's end users demand more new experiences. They want services that can save time and resources and deliver better results. The power of Web 2.0 and social media is giving users the capability to understand and share a wide diversity of opinions and is keeping businesses competitive in order to offer a compelling experience to customers in the most efficient manner.

"Through Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities initiative, we are using the network as the platform to transform cities, communities and countries to foster collaboration and enable access to resources helping spur economic, social and environmental sustainability," he added.

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