Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia

The platform will enhance existing citizen services and enable city authorities to deliver a range of new ones in areas such as mobility, smart parking, intelligent lighting and sustainable waste management.

Cyta, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, has selected Nokia to deliver its city management platform to help advance the municipality of Nicosia’s smart city transformation.

The Nokia integrated operations centre (IOC) will help city authorities deliver a range of new digital services that include urban mobility, smart parking, intelligent street lighting, environmental sensors, sustainable waste management, digital signage, and information services.

Smart city systems

Part of the municipality’s long-term smart city strategy, the Nicosia city project is expected to be completed in three years with initial infrastructure and smart city systems available during 2021. The project is co-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds, the Republic of Cyprus and the municipality of Nicosia.

“The Nokia IOC solution brings powerful levels of insight and integration capability. Combined with Cyta’s technology, infrastructure, security and project management expertise we look forward to playing an important role in helping Nicosia to achieve its smart city goals,” said Andreas Neocleous, chief executive officer, Cyta.

Nokia’s smart city solutions – based on Nokia Bell Labs Future X architecture – include intelligent, integrated city platforms that utilise 5G, Industrial IoT and machine learning analytics technologies to provide foundations for urban innovation.

Robust, proven technologies such as 5G, Industrial IOT and analytics allow for the creation of intelligent and integrated city platforms that provide a foundation for true citywide innovation.

According to Nokia, its IOC gives city authorities a unified real-time view into all municipal assets and services. The IOC enables cities to deliver services more efficiently, leverages analytics to create new revenue opportunities, and integrates information from multiple sources to enable effective service management and rapid response to issues.

“Nokia’s integrated operations centre provides the framework for the municipality of Nicosia to integrate service development, delivery and management,” added Sergio Solivera, vice president, Nokia Mediterranean.

“Crucially, it also allows the extensive network of partners engaged in Nicosia to deploy intelligent digital applications and services that enable citywide innovation.”

The company claims with the Nokia Bell Labs Future X architecture for Future Cities, communities can benefit from a high-performance network foundation and scalable city-grade platforms to combine the intelligence within their smart city applications and services and help fuel the continued economic and social growth of their city.