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Joe Stanganelli
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5/29/2015 | 2:24:35 PM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
@nasimson: That's good to know!  I haven't been, so I will defer to your expertise.  :)
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5/27/2015 | 8:26:34 AM
Re: monkey-proof networks...
Yes the monkey business aspect is surely unusual from the point of view of non-Indians! But too something has to be done about the bureaucracy as presumably it has "become a wild goose chase to get clearances from multiple departments." Ironic that becoming a smart city involved wading through lots of different government office paperwork.
mhhf1ve
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5/26/2015 | 10:39:51 PM
monkey-proof networks...
It'll be interesting to see how they deal with the monkey problems.. it's hard enough to guard against human vandalism in many cities, but to add an additional requirement that various sensors and components might need to be monkey-proofed? :P
nasimson
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5/26/2015 | 10:11:06 AM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
@Joe: Having visited after every two years, I am quite impressed with the developments happening. Current Modi government is very aggressive and has proven to deliver, so I am quite sure they'll do a decent job here too.
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5/23/2015 | 8:37:40 PM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
Sure but a lot of it is manpower (something India has in abundance) as much as techology.

Laying  broadband network...optical fiber...with local DSLAM nodes.   That's low tech almost, but high labor.   Even a mobile network.   Building and maintaining towers.   

By turning India-ward, the nation creates many new jobs.

The "high tech" can be at first bought, then mastered, then eventually built in India and sold as export over time.

 
danielcawrey
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5/23/2015 | 1:29:41 PM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
India is well known for its IT skills prowess. Even so, that doesn't mean that it can easily upgrade infrastructure in order to support a ton of smart cities.

There are a bunch of places all over the world that are struggling with these infrastructure issues and I'm sure that same problem will plague India as well. 
Joe Stanganelli
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5/22/2015 | 10:31:55 PM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
They need the infrastructure first, though -- not just the technological infrastructure, but the governmental and organizational infrastructure.  It appears that things are still a ways off there.
nasimson
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5/22/2015 | 8:20:40 PM
Re: Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
The American and Indian recession helped the country and its residents through reverse brain drain. Having visited their cities over last multiple years, I am witness to the quality of their policies and implementation. It has risen many fold.
nasimson
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5/22/2015 | 8:13:23 PM
100 smart cities by 2022
100 smart cities by 2022. That's way ambitious. But not too ambitious for the nation that has already landed on Mars. If India pulls this off, they will be a world leader in this category.
jabailo
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5/22/2015 | 10:29:28 AM
Slowly Turning "Indiaward"
It sounds like the great technological economy, long an outsourcing service, is finally building a domestic market, perhaps spurred by government spending, and turning In(dia)ward.


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