Cisco will work with Barcelona to launch a pilot program aimed at transforming the city into a “blueprint” for sustainability. The initiative will use technology to help achieve Barcelona’s 2020 vision of becoming a global reference model for sustainable urban development.
Initial estimates from Cisco and the Barcelona City Council suggest the program could reduce the capital costs of telecommunications by up to 30 per cent, with simultaneous operational savings of as much as 20 to 30 per cent. It could also reduce by as much as 25 per cent the costs associated with introducing new city services as well as opening up new revenue channels for the city.
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