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Qualcomm plays matchmaker to cities and smart solutions

The technology company wants to build a rich ecosystem of solution providers that use its products to help accelerate smart cities around the world.

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Qualcomm's accelerator programme aims to transform smart urban infrastructure
Qualcomm's accelerator programme aims to transform smart urban infrastructure

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced a smart cities accelerator programme to help connect companies that use its products with municipalities, government agencies and enterprises seeking smart city applications around the world.

 

By providing this business "matchmaking" service via its “solutions-focused” website, Qualcomm hopes to accelerate the transformation of smart urban infrastructure and services for the 21st century.

 

Breadth of providers

 

Programme members represent a breadth of hardware and software providers, cloud solution providers, system integrators, design and manufacturing companies, as well as companies offering end-to-end solutions with smart cities in mind.

 

“The Qualcomm smart cities accelerator programme is a central hub for smart cities solution providers,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director, business development and head of smart cities, Qualcomm Technologies.

 

“By working with proven expertise and deployed solutions, cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises can speed the realisation of their smart cities visions.”

 

He continued: “This programme aims to foster a rich ecosystem of B2B collaborations that we hope will speed the development and deployment of smart cities solutions around the globe.”

“By working with proven expertise and deployed solutions, cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises can speed the realisation of their smart cities visions”

Member companies offer a comprehensive suite of services and Qualcomm Technologies tech-based solutions designed to address multiple verticals and aspects of smart cities.

 

Current members of the programme include Arrow, Askey, Ayla Networks, Cradlepoint, Esplendor Group, Guardhat, MuSpace, Quantela, TSM, Uros, USI Global, Verizon, Xingtera, and “dozens” of other companies and organisations.

 

“The new Qualcomm smart cities accelerator programme is a big step in the right direction toward making the vision of smart cities into reality around the world,” added Lani Ingram, vice president, smart communities, Verizon.

 

“Verizon is proud to be a member of the programme and will continue to actively work with Qualcomm Technologies and other members to take advantage of all the opportunities this website offers.”

 

To visit the site, go to Smart City Accelerator.

 

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