Develop a connected urban furniture to improve the communication and services in smart cities is the aim of the collaboration between specialist JCDecaux outdoor advertising and communications at Alcatel-Lucent network provider.
Multinationals JCDecaux Y Alcatel-Lucent they have joined their expertise in connectivity, done so far in an independent manner, to promote the development and deployment of urban furniture connected in smart cities (smart cities).
Tests carried out by Alcatel-Lucent have demonstrated the importance of combining their cells of dimension reduced with urban furniture of outdoor advertising developed by JCDecaux to improve connectivity and services in cities, as a suitable means to introduce the development of policies for a smart city and for the creation of an ecosystem capable of improving the quality of service provided to users and citizens.
Easy to install and put into service quickly, small cells help increase the coverage density and the capacity of mobile networks in areas saturated, offering high-speed access for all citizens.
Teams from both companies are currently working to optimize the aesthetic integration of reduced dimension of Alcatel-Lucent in the furnishings of JCDecaux's cells, and thus provide the cities and telecommunications operators a global solution in harmony with the urban environment.
As noted Jean-Charles Decaux, President of the Committee of management and joint CEO of JCDecaux: "after several tests carried out in France and other countries, collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent confirms our determination to provide in urban areas services innovative and accessible, building a true ecosystem for a greater benefit of mobile citizens".
The deployment of a network of high quality has become, as he says this directing, "one of the major strategic objectives to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of cities, and we are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent to increase our" efforts in r & d in the design of connected urban furniture that is functional and at the same time aesthetic. With these activities we will show the experience in France in the construction of a smart city".
In this line, the CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, Michel Combes, stresses that "as leaders and innovators in our respective sectors, this collaboration will allow us to work as a team to build cities with a true ultra-broadband, prepared to meet communications demand ever-increasing mobile society. As companies who work every day with local communities around the world, deeply appreciate the benefits that brings a connected society, forever changing the way in which we can interact with each other. However, we also want to ensure that we do this in a way that does not add further confusion or burden on the resources of cities, which requires both companies to work together to deliver innovative and eloquent design solutions that reinforce our information infrastructures today to keep our cityscape cleared, using existing energy resources in an intelligent manner".
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