Israel-based wireless broadband company Radwin and the US-headquartered communications solutions provider Avaya have entered into strategic partnership for India’s ambitious Smart City initiative.
The two companies will jointly bid for projects as a part of their go-to-market strategy and will work towards offering Wi-Fi connectivity through a telecom service provider for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prestigious Smart City programme.
“Radwin is our preferred partner to facilitate last mile connectivity for Smart Cities in India,” Avaya International President (EMEA & APAC) Nidal Abou-ltaif confirmed to Economic Times, adding that this partnership is restricted to government-driven initiative in India alone.
The bilateral agreement will allow both companies from diverse geographies to create a synergy to tap government business opportunities in India and share revenue based on respective deliverables.
“We have learnt a lot from India. No single vendor can build a Smart City and it requires an ecosystem-based approach,” the company’s top executive said.
Israel’s Radwin will offer port-to-port connectivity while Avaya will be responsible for networking for outdoor Wi-Fi services which is essential for key Smart City services such as public safety, transport management and healthcare.
“We are active in government sector business and developing an entirely different approach,” Nidal said and added that the government should accelerate digitization of services and improve last-mile connectivity in the country.