Telecom Italia is the first Global Service Partner of Expo Milano 2015
On 16th May Mr. Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia Company, and Giuseppe Sala, CEO of Expo 2015 Company, signed the partnership for the ITC project of Expo Milano 2015. Telecom Italia became the first global service partner with an exclusive for connectivity and integrated services.
The partnership, worth 43 million euros, is aimed to turn the exposition site into the first Smart City of the future. Telecom Italia will provide access infrastructures to fixed and mobile networks and to data based on the latest technologies such as XG-PON for optical fiber networks, LTE for wireless communication, Cloud Computing, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, NFC (Near Field Communication), RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) e PLC (Power Line Communication). Technology will be integrated with the sustainability: for example, the PLC technology will allow a remote management of public lighting systems, energy and environment monitoring and provide other high tech solutions such as digital signage. Moreover, the technological partner will contribute to the creation of a website, accessible to fixed and mobile devices, which allow the online purchase of the ticket, the virtual visit of the exhibition site, the possibility to customize the itinerary on the site. On the exhibition site, Telecom Italia will provide services of telemedicine to check physiological parameters of the visitors in order to operate immediately if necessary, and edutainment platforms to involve schools in the event.
“We are very proud to be chosen as the technological partner of Expo Milano 2015 – stated Mr Patuano – the Digital Smart City will be a model for the future. It will provide a wide range of high-tech solutions which will allow visitors to experience the event in a different and innovative way from the last Expos. Today there are the technological conditions to turn the cities into smart cities, more efficient in terms of energy consumption and able to simplify and improve the quality of citizens’ life”.
“The partnership with Telecom Italia – said Mr Sala – is an important step forward in the realization of Expo Milano 2015 to face up the environmental and humanitarian challenges through the latest high-tech solutions too. Counting on a leading company as Telecom Italia demonstrates that Expo Milano 2015 is seen as an important growing opportunity for the country.”