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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise selected for GIFT Project

Enters working relationship with Newgen in the ambitious Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) project in India

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been selected as the communications and networking solutions provider, contributing to building the world’s best smart city through the GIFT project with Newgen, the lead member of GIFT ICT Concessionarie. GIFT, a joint venture between the Government of Gujarat (GOG) and the Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited (GUDCOL), is aimed at developing India’s capabilities as an established and high-tech financial hub.

GIFT will serve as a model for the world’s best smart cities in terms of quality of life, infrastructure and ambience, and is the first of its kind in India. Conceptualised as a global financial and IT services hub, GIFT is designed to supersede globally benchmarked financial centers such as Shinjuku, Tokyo; Lujiazui, Shanghai; La Defense, Paris; and the London Dockyards. Spanning 3.58 sq. kilometers, the smart city will contain commercial, residential and social areas, consisting of global trade and financial centres, exhibition complexes, city services establishments, and residential structures.

Future occupants of the city may look forward to unparalleled quality of life whether at the workplace or at home, through a fully connected city that offers futuristic services. Some of these services include intelligent parking, bus services, sustainable and connected buildings, city-wide connectivity and a seamless environment for day-to-day activities, among many others, all of which will be managed from a central command centre.

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Solutions will improve the everyday efficiency of each person in the Smart City by delivering a personalized connected experience, enabled by best-in-class enterprise telephony and unified communications applications running over an intelligent enterprise network infrastructure.

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