In­dian startup be­comes gold mem­ber of FIWARE

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Delhi based Mo­bile­pe­dia In­no­va­tions Pvt Ltd has be­come a gold mem­ber of FIWARE Foun­da­tion, a global open source shared ser­vice plat­form provider.

While Mo­bile­pe­dia is the first nonEuro­pean gold mem­ber for FIWARE, it has also be­come the first com­pany in In­dia to re­ceive a con­tract from the World Bank to pi­lot the FIWARE plat­form for one of In­dia’s smart cities.

The FIWARE pi­lot was for­mally an­nounced by the World Bank dur­ing the re­cently or­gan­ised Smart Re­pub­lic 2018 con­fer­ence. Nu­mer­ous cities showed in­ter­est in the FIWARE pi­lot. And now, the World Bank has an­nounced that Bareilly in Ut­tar Pradesh will be the first In­dian city to im­ple­ment the pi­lot.

The plat­form will al­low Bareilly city to show­case an in­te­grated plat­form that can act as a back­bone for a ‘con­trol and com­mand cen­tre’ for the smart cities.

Mukul Ma­ha­jan, founder, Mo­bile­pe­dia In­no­va­tions, said, “We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing closely with the FIWARE Foun­da­tion team to im­ple­ment the FIWARE-based smart city plat­form for In­dian cities. This can be a cat­a­lyst for the adop­tion of FIWARE by In­dian smart cities.”

FIWARE has stan­dard APIs for data man­age­ment and ex­change. It has au­to­mated pro­cesses across the en­tire value chain, of­fer­ing easy plug-and-play in­te­gra­tion with other so­lu­tions and ser­vices.

Speak­ing about how be­com­ing a gold mem­ber will help Mo­bile­pe­dia,

Ma­ha­jan shared, “Be­ing a gold mem­ber, we get ac­cess to knowhow about a well es­tab­lished open source plat­form, which can dras­ti­cally re­duce the cost and time for im­ple­men­ta­tion of shared ser­vices in the cities.”

The as­so­ci­a­tion with FIWARE will fur­ther strengthen Mo­bile­pe­dia’s smart city so­lu­tions, mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion so­lu­tions, mo­bile health (IoT based) so­lu­tions and cit­i­zen en­gage­ment so­lu­tions.

As a mar­ket-ready open source soft­ware, FIWARE com­bines com­po­nents that en­able the con­nec­tion to IoT with con­text in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment and Big Data ser­vices in the cloud. Mo­bile­pe­dia is a startup that de­liv­ers cloud com­put­ing and open data so­lu­tions to clients in South Asia. It has de­signed, de­vel­oped and de­ployed mu­nic­i­pal gov­er­nance ser­vices in seven prov­inces across Sri Lanka.

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