Singapore’s urban infrastructure specialist Surbana Jurong and communications group Singtel entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic alliance to co-create smart city solutions. To kickstart, the two companies will focus on smart and sustainable integrated facilities management.
Accordingly, Surbana Jurong, which designs and manages large urban and infrastructure facilities, will provide the breadth and scope required to pilot the application of technology solutions, whereas telecommunications group Singtel will bring onboard its 5G capabilities and emerging technologies to design solutions.
The partnership will integrate Singtel’s 5G Multi-access Edge Compute and Surbana Jurong’s P24K suite of facility management systems to create an industry-first 5G-powered data aggregation and management platform that tracks, monitors, and manages multiple operations simultaneously. The integrated system will aggregate data about space, water, energy utilization and indoor air quality from sensors to help facility managers drive greater operational efficiency and achieve their smart and sustainable goals.
One of the key services which the integrated system supports is building security. From delivering intelligent surveillance and monitoring solutions, providing greater situational awareness to security providers, the integrated system can help users, tenants and visitors in smart buildings anticipate and respond more swiftly to security incidents. In addition, both companies are also exploring the use of drones to inspect, maintain and monitor buildings remotely for security.
Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise at Singtel said, “the pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of many enterprises, transforming their capabilities and business models. Through this strategic partnership with Surbana Jurong, with our combined capabilities and leveraging Singtel’s 5G edge cloud platform, we will support our targeted industries’ digital transformation and help in their post-COVID19 recovery with advanced technologies and sustainable solutions. Our successful showcase in Singapore will create iconic references and open the doors to more exciting opportunities in the region.”
(Sources: Surbana Jurong; Singtel)