- T-Systems announces this project on the occasion of the participation of its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, in the Smart City Expo World Congress, an event on Smart Cities taking place currently in Barcelona and in which the German company has a stand of about 300 square meters.
- The Gijón-IN initiative seeks to achieve a more efficient management and provision of municipal public services to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the city.
- The Gijón-IN project has a maximum budget of 5.6 million euros and includes the implementation of 16 actions in the city, in a maximum period of 36 months.
- The project is co-financed by Red.es, an entity that belongs to the Ministry of Economy and Business through the Secretariat of State for Digital Advancement and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
- The city of Gijón faces a comprehensive project of smart management in the hands of T-Systems, which will be assisted by companies from the ICT Cluster of Asturias and the University of Oviedo.
The project considers the implementation of 16 actions, with a maximum budget of 5.6 million euros, and is co-financed by the City of Gijón and Red.es through the ERDF, involved in the Multi-Regional Operational Program of Spain (POPE) with the Specific Objective OE 2.3.2, ”reinforcing e-government, e-culture and trust in the digital field" FEDER for the period 2014-2020. This initiative helps reduce the differences between levels of development amongst the regions and strengthens economic cohesion.
This comprehensive project has been awarded by Red.es to T-Systems Iberia, a technology subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, and a company that already has great expertise in the development of integrated projects for Smart Cities.
The 16 actions considered in Gijón-IN are framed in five major action groups:
- Smart Government: This includes sub-projects that enable the intelligent management of public services, through 100% digital management processes to make them sustainable and inclusive, thus increasing their efficiency and quality of life in the city.
- Smart public services: This action includes the sensing and processing of information to achieve greater efficiency in the provision of services in the city, such as: the flow of urban transport depending on the capacity of the different lines at any given moment, measurement of air quality with IoT technology, energy efficiency in buildings, as well as the expansion of the IoT intelligent lighting network with approximately 3,600 new control nodes in street lights.
- Smart growth: This includes different sub-projects to promote citizen and business participation by facilitating access to the design of the future city of Gijón through citizen participation platforms, the presentation of open data, and spreading awareness and outreach by training citizens through the deployment of ICT infrastructure and services.These projects also seek to create an environment for the development of ICT companies in the city.
- Smart Tourism: This action aims to promote new services for tourism that allow the city to be discovered in more personalised ways, thanks to direct communication channels.
- Governance: An integral Municipal Command Panel will be created in order to combine information coming from different systems: the city, the city council, citizens, companies, visitors, etc., with the objective of optimising services and supporting decision-making.
The project has a maximum execution period of 36 months and represents a major step in the smart management of public services in the city, to make them more sustainable and inclusive. "GIJÓN-IN will allow the Gijón City Council to offer more efficient, sustainable and collaborative services to its citizens, which will result in an improvement in the quality of life for the people of Gijón and its visitors, thus placing the city in a position of reference at a national and international level" says José Muñoz, responsible for the T-Systems Iberia project.
In this way, T-Systems consolidates its leadership in the design and implementation of SmartCity programs to place all the benefits and possibilities of digital transformation at the service of the citizens.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications
companies with more than 165 million mobile customers, 28.5 million fixed-network lines and 18.5 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2016.) The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 218,200 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 73.7 billion in 2016.
With a presence in more than 20 countries, 43,700 employees and external revenues of 7,900 million euros (2017), T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom Group) is one of the world's leading providers of information and communication technologies (ICT).
T-Systems offers a wide range of integrated solutions for business clients, such as the transformation to cloud operated services (including adapted infrastructure, platforms and software), telecommunications networks, as well as new business models and innovation projects (Big Data, Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and Industry 4.0).
T-Systems Iberia has been operating for fifteen years in the Iberian Peninsula. It is presented as a trusted ICT partner to carry out the necessary digital transformation of companies thanks to its status as the leading cloud provider in Spain, its end-to-end solutions and the largest modular CPD in Europe with the highest security standards.
About the National Smart Cities Plan
The National Smart Cities Plan is a firm commitment of the Ministry of Economy and Business of Spain to promote the technology industry of Smart Cities and to help local entities in transformation processes towards Smart Cities and Destinations.
The Plan establishes an industrial policy to promote the growth of the technological sector and its internationalisation capacity, for which it is supported by the extensive industrial and municipal associative fabric existing in Spain.
The Plan is endowed with a budget of 188 million euros. Its objective is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local entities in the provision of public services through ICTs and advance the Smart City and Tourist Destination system. Its objective is a better quality of life for its citizens, a greater interaction with the environment, and an increase in energy saving and environmental resources.
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About the second edition of Smart Cities
The second edition of Smart Cities was launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Energy and Digital Agenda, through Red.es, in July 2015 and had an initial budget of 48 million euros, which was eventually extended to 63 million euros. Municipalities of more than 20,000 inhabitants of all the Spanish autonomous communities could access this program. In this call, 14 initiatives are executed.
You can consult all the information related to the second edition of Smart Cities here: