Orange Business Services promotes smart cities

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.

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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