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Cisco has partnered with the Telangana Government to cooperate on various initiatives including Smart Cities, cyber security, Internet of Things, digitization of monuments and education, reports the Economic Times.

The company will set up a Center of Excellence at the T-Hub for startups and existing companies to bring ideas and use Cisco’s facilities and technology to create a product. Cisco will also help mentor and scale up products by getting its engineering team involved.

The company will also build its smart city project, called the Digital Zone, in a 2.2 km area near Hi-Tech City in Hyderabad. It will look to implement smart lighting, smart parking, traffic analytics at key junctions, environmental sensors, smart waste management and a control center to monitor and manage the city. Other than this, Cisco will provide remote education in 10 schools in Karimnagar and help digitise historical monuments in Hyderabad, the Qutub Shahi tombs, near the Golconda Fort.

Andhra Pradesh center: In March this year, Cisco also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Government to set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation center in Visakhapatnam. Other than this, Cisco would invest in developing a Technology center of Excellence and a research lab in the Institute of Digital Technology at Tirupati, which will focus on smart cities, digital security and manufacturing solutions.

IoE Center Bangalore: In September 2014, Cisco and the engineering services arm of Larsen & Toubro, L&T Technology Services tied-up to set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions centre in Bangalore, targeting the transport and mass transit industries. In July the same year, the company had signed a strategic agreement with Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA) to set up an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub in the same city.

Other initiatives in Telangana:

– In April, Intel opened 10 Unnati Kendras in Telangana, an initiative for the digitization of rural India.

– In the same month, the Telangana Government revealed a series of policies and initiatives to help promote startups and ICT infrastructure in the state.

– In the same month, IAMAI and Telangana Government entered into a partnership to set up an app development center in Hyderabad.

– In March, the state tied up with Amazon to sell locally made handicraft products.