​2degrees and NEC NZ join forces to drive Kiwi smart cities agenda

2degrees and NEC New Zealand sign ‘memorandum of collaboration’ agreement to develop new technologies and advanced network solutions for smart cities.

2degrees and NEC New Zealand have signing of a ‘memorandum of collaboration’ agreement to develop new technologies and advanced network solutions for smart cities.

“NEC and 2degrees are both actively engaged in developing opportunities within the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market,” says Stewart Sherriff, CEO, 2degrees.

“It makes sense to combine NEC’s technology leadership and the power of 2degrees’ national mobile and fixed networks to explore opportunities.”

Sherriff says 2degrees and NEC will “work collaboratively” by combining knowledge, ideas and technologies to explore the creation of new smart city solutions with the ultimate focus being both the New Zealand and export market.

“NEC is excited to collaborate with 2degrees and be involved in Smart Cities development in New Zealand,” adds Tetsuro Akagi, Managing Director, NEC New Zealand.

“This partnership presents an excellent opportunity to co-create and implement practical solutions which enable cities to become truly smart.”

Akagi says this non-exclusive collaboration intends to combine 2degrees’ expertise in next generation network backhaul technologies with NEC New Zealand’s industry experience in sensor deployments and practical smart city projects.

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