Indian startup becomes gold member of FIWARE
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.