The way that Jaipur looks at it, every few centuries a city needs an upgrade. As one of the biggest tourist destinations in India, Jaipur wanted to transform itself into a more modern, digital city to handle the needs of the people coming into their city. The capital of the Rajasthan province, Jaipur is also as the “Pink City” due to its rich cultural history and unique sights. Over 40 million tourists visit Jaipur every year, in addition to the 3.5 million people who call the Pink City home.
If Jaipur truly wanted to be a digital city, it needed a solution that would be robust enough to handle millions of devices on its network. The Jaipur Development Authroity (JDA)—the organization tasked with taking the city to the next level digitally—naturally turned to Cisco. The JDA explained that they wanted to see three outcomes with the new network:
• Uncompromised safety for all
• A simplified tourist experience
• Digital empowerment for citizens
In order to make sure that everyone and everything was connected at once, the Cisco team began to work on an infrastructure that included: Cisco Aironet 1700 Series indoor access points, Cisco Aironet 1500 Series outdoor access points, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches among other Cisco products.
The transformation of Jaipur into Digital Jaipur was a success! The plan allowed for advanced IP-based surveillance solutions installed in key locations and Cisco-created smart Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city for tourists and locals. These new solutions have lead to a happier population that now have improved public services and user experience.
The future couldn’t be rosier for the Pink City.
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