Customers such as CILE, a Belgian public water distribution corporation with a sustainability-focused orientation, are served by them.
Cisco and NTT, “the IT infrastructure and services company,” are working together to create and implement IoT-as-a-Service for businesses. The proposed service aims to deliver real-time data insights, enhanced security and decisions, predictive maintenance to reduce costs, asset tracking, and supply chain management. It will rely on NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service portfolio and Cisco’s IoT capabilities.
The idea is to combine Cisco’s IoT capabilities, including Low Power Wide Area Networking (LoRaWAN), with NTT’s expertise in managed services, automation at the edge, and managing complex IT infrastructures.
More than 1,000 practitioners and 100 use cases in areas like connected cars, fleet management, predictive maintenance, smart cities, digital twins, connected factories, utilities, and more have been brought together by NTT to strengthen its IoT consulting and services business.
In order to speed up the companies’ go-to-market initiatives, it has also trained more than 500 Cisco sales experts. NTT and Cisco will concentrate on IoT and edge computing solutions for businesses in the manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare sectors. Compagnie Intercommunale Liégeoise des Eaux (CILE), a public water distribution corporation in Belgium, is one of the clients they have already started serving.
Thousands of LoRaWAN sensors have been installed throughout CILE’s infrastructure by NTT and Cisco enabling remote visibility to increase operational effectiveness in relation to water quality, consumption, distribution, and maintenance.
The system uses connected IoT devices, smart distribution networks, remote smart metre reading, smart grid for remote management, AI, and connected IoT objects. All of these technologies are provided as managed services. Other sustainability use cases including garbage management, parking management, water quality, and street light controls are supported by the network by providing the necessary building pieces.