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IMM and Ericsson will partner for Istanbul's smart city vision
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Ericsson have signed an agreement for the development and implementations of a smart city consultancy project. The two will work together under the umbrella of the Istanbul Informatics and Smart City Technologies (ISBAK AS) company and their aim is to achieve the city's smart vision and 2024 targets.
"Ericsson will work on key development areas in metropolitan Istanbul, as well as a number of identified targets related to urbanization, population growth and resource utilization. Assessments conducted together with IMM and ISBAK will guide our work as we aim to maximize this unique city's opportunities," explained the Head of Customer Group Industry & Society at Ericsson, Charlotta Sund.
The city improved its standing in the World Global Cities Index in 2016 when it raised to 25th place. IMM and ISBAK AS have set themselves a goal to further raise this position, hoping to reach the top 5 of the rankings.
Tags: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality IMM Ericsson smart city ISBAK AS urbanization