The partnership aims to help operators and occupiers make buildings smarter
Asian communications group Singtel and urban infrastructure specialist Surbana Jurong, have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic alliance integrating technology and infrastructure to co-create smart city solutions.
The companies want to accelerate the digital transformation of key industries and will kickstart the partnership by focusing on smart and sustainable integrated facilities management.
Surbana Jurong, which designs, plans and manages some of the largest urban and infrastructure facilities around the world, will provide the breadth and scope required to pilot the application of technology solutions, while Singtel brings its capabilities in 5G and emerging technologies to design solutions to advance the transformation of industries.
The partnership will integrate Singtel’s 5G Multi-access Edge Compute and Surbana Jurong’s P24K suite of facility management systems to create an industry-first 5G-powered data aggregation and management platform that tracks, monitors and manages multiple operations simultaneously.
The integrated system will aggregate data about space, water, energy, utilisation and indoor air quality from sensors to help facility managers drive greater operational efficiency and achieve their smart and sustainable goals.
It will also offer integrated building security services including intelligent surveillance and monitoring solutions, providing greater situational awareness to security providers as well as help users, tenants and visitors in smart buildings anticipate and respond more swiftly to security incidents. Both companies are also exploring the use of drones to inspect, maintain and monitor buildings remotely for security.
“We will support our targeted industries’ digital transformation and help in their post-Covid recovery with advanced technologies and sustainable solutions”
“The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of many enterprises, transforming their capabilities and business models,” said Bill Chang, CEO, group enterprise, Singtel. “Through this strategic partnership with Surbana Jurong, with our combined capabilities and leveraging Singtel’s 5G edge cloud platform, we will support our targeted industries’ digital transformation and help in their post-Covid recovery with advanced technologies and sustainable solutions.
“Our successful showcase in Singapore will create iconic references and open the doors to more exciting opportunities in the region.”
In February, Singtel announced its intention to attract and build a “ready pool” of more than 500 tech professionals in Singapore over the next two years. It is partnering with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to fill new 5G roles and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud engineering and data analytics.
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