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Orange Business Services promotes smart cities

Company to showcase next-generation ICT infrastructures in Dubai

Orange Business Services promotes smart cities
Orange Business Services will be showcasing its next-generation ICT infrastructures and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions at Smart Cities MENA 2012 in Dubai from June 4th to 5th.

Orange Business Services will showcase its next-generation ICT infrastructures and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for smart ecosystems at Smart Cities World MENA 2012, taking place 4th to 5th June in Dubai.

Orange's systems can be implemented on scales ranging from home to building, campus, city, or at country level.

"As a Smart Cities World speaker and sponsor, Orange is well positioned to share its unique experience in developing next-generation ICT infrastructures for Smart Cities including smart grids and utilities communications networks," said Reza Sadri, director for Utilities, Orange Smart Cities Programme, Orange Business Services. "In the case of utilities, for example, these smart meters generate real time data on water and electricity consumption. In fact, utilities then build complete telecommunication networks, and Orange Business Services can definitely help utilities to properly roll out and operate such networks. Last but not least, flexible communications options can then link to connected buildings, homes, smart appliances, and even reach consumers via smart phones."

The company's flexible interconnected communication networks and software, combined with sensors and actuators in the grid, are designed to enable utilities to move to next generation electricity networks and services.

The company will share its experiences and vision of the ICT infrastructures as a service delivery platform to connect community, devices and people, offering integrated systems and communication networks, to support utilities moving to smart metering or smart grid at the Smart Cities World MENA meeting.

"This Smart Cities event provides an important platform to highlight advances in the field and to share our smart cities expertise and experience, including designing and operating M2M networks and platforms, which can have a positive impact for economic growth, while taking into account socio-economic issues, eco-efficiency and environmental policy. The Middle East region is unique because of the ‘greenfield' opportunities it presents, which means that urban and community plans can factor-in ‘smart' elements - such as smart metering and smart services - right from the blueprints," said Sadri.

Orange Business Services has approximately 2,000 people working on the business-to-business market in the Middle East and Africa, and supports customers across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The company has its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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