Comba Telecom, ASTRI form R&D facility to boost smart city efforts

ASTRI-Comba establish joint research and development laboratory to focus on smart city and smart home technologies

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Comba Telecom, ASTRI form R&D facility to boost smart city efforts Through this collaboration, the providers will also explore new applications of existing smart city and smart home technologies
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 16, 2016

Wireless solutions provider, Comba Telecom Systems, has announced its collaboration with Hong Kong's Applied Science, Technology and Research Institute (ASTRI) to establish the ASTRI-Comba joint research and development (R&D) laboratory, to focus on smart city and smart home technologies.

The agreement will facilitate an integrated, strategic cooperation to boost R&D efforts in the smart city and smart home arenas. Through this collaboration, the providers will also explore new applications of existing smart city and smart home technologies.

Ming-yam Wong, chairman of the board of directors at ASTRI said: "The joint lab marks a new milestone in our cooperation with Comba, and together we will contribute our efforts to the transformation and betterment of Hong Kong and beyond through our smart city and smart home technologies."

Simon Yeung, president of Comba Telecom added: "We believe that ASTRI's professional expertise and Comba's global business platform and R&D strengths will boost innovations in the smart city field, as well as technology development in Hong Kong and the global society."

Comba Telecom's already has a growing footprint in the Middle East, with solutions deployed in high-density public hotspots within the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain; this agreement will enable the provider to channel these smart city innovations into the region.

The region's governments have invested heavily in initiatives geared at embracing a smart future, and Comba Telecom's efforts will supplement these through its presence within the region.

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