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The joint commitment to study smart & safe city applications and projects is going on; the first trial in Rome in the area of Coliseum.

Rome, 7 November 2018 - Francesco Del Pizzo, Director of Energy Infrastructures of ACEA and Thomas Miao, CEO of Huawei Italia, have renewed the technological partnership previously started with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last May which identifies the terms and conditions for the definition of high-tech projects to provide advanced and innovative services in the Smart and Safe City area and to increase the technological efficiency of ACEA's infrastructures.

The agreement has been signed at the presence of the Minister for the Relationships with the Parliament and Direct Democracy Riccardo Fraccaro and Liang Hua, Chairman of Board of Directors of Huawei. (MINISTER PRESENCE DURING THE SIGNATURE TO BE CONFIRMED)

In the framework of the renewed agreement, a pilot project that – in collaboration with Coliseum Archeological Park and the coordination of the Ministry for Goods and Cultural Heritage - will be realized in the area of Coliseum, is included. Its objective is the intelligent monitoring of a defined area by technologically advanced and high-definition camera that will guarantee more safety and more generally the protection of the historical-artistic heritage. The implementation of these technologies will allow, in the future, the integrated and smart management of a territory with a very high touristic relevance.

The collaboration is renewed for six months more, after which the parties can formalize in a contractual agreement the results obtained from the joint work to develop a common project, as indicated in the MoU.

Francesco Del Pizzo, Director of Energy Infrastructures of ACEA, commented:

"The pilot project, announced today, which provides the installation of smart cameras inside the Coliseum archaeological park, one of the areas with the highest artistic and cultural value of Rome, represents for ACEA an important and concrete step in the technological growth path applied to the infrastructure management at the service of the Capital, in line with the business plan. We therefore consider strategic the collaboration with Huawei and the renewal of the technological agreement that will allow us to continue the roadmap for the realization of smart & safe city projects, through the partnership with a primary operator able to provide us with the best technologies available today on the market. ""

"The renewal of the agreement signed a few months ago demonstrates the trust and the potentialities of the partnership between our two companies. We are particularly proud to be able to contribute through our technology and know-how to a smart & safe city project that will potentially benefit the citizens of Rome and the tourists who visit it, "said Thomas Miao, CEO of Huawei Italia."The Memorandum of Understanding signed today shows that to promote digitization and realize smart citiy we have to work with the whole ecosystem in order to create more services, more opportunities, more safety for citizens and more efficiency for public administrations"


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