The State of Nevada, City of Las Vegas and NTT Reach an Agreement to Accelerate Smart City Technologies

State of Nevada
, City
of Las Vegas
and Nippon
Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
(NTT), one of the world’s
largest ICT companies, today announced an agreement to advance and
accelerate smart technologies following a Smart City proof of concept
that began in September.

NTT Group (NTT, NTT DATA, Dimension Data, NTT Communications, NTT
COMWARE and NTT Security) will provide the Smart City offering to the
City commercially, and the City will start trial-use of the solution
during spring 2019 for the consideration of the full-scale service
beginning in summer 2019. The City, State and NTT will also explore
opportunities to partner on a new briefing center in downtown Las Vegas
focused on technology with an emphasis on connected communities, as well
as additional areas and cities to implement the Smart City offering.

Designed to improve safety, the proof of concept provides information to
City personnel to help increase situation awareness and provide a
foundation to traffic management and mobility that will create future
economic opportunities. NTT Group deployed high-definition video
cameras, sound sensors, as well as IoT devices to monitor a geographic
area within the city’s Innovation District.

“Today’s announcement is a continuation of the strong partnership
between Nevada, Las Vegas and NTT,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “In
August, during the trade mission to Japan, we were able to meet and
discuss opportunities like this to ensure Las Vegas is not only a smart
city, but the smartest city. I am excited about this opportunity in Las
Vegas, and I look forward to watching Nevada become the foremost leader
for smart regions in the country.”

The NTT solution is a secure, distributed platform that deploys micro
data centers to sensors in the designated area to improve situational
awareness through video and sound data, while also integrating
historical data sources, such as crime, weather and social media data.
By leveraging cognitive analytics, including NTT Group’s corevo®(*)
artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, the system
learns normal patterns and can detect and alert the authorities of
patterns that appear abnormal to reduce response times for first

The Smart City solution is built on NTT’s innovative Cognitive
Foundation™ architecture, which enables remote creation, management and
operation of information and communications technology (ICT) resources,
from devices and networks to the cloud. It also incorporates Dell EMC’s
hyperconverged infrastructure and IoT gateways, as well as VMware’s
virtualization software hosting predictive analytics applications.

“The future is now, and government must be ready to embrace technologies
that can help to address community issues and make cities more livable,”
said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “The city of Las Vegas is honored to be
among the top digital cities in the country. We will continue to push
the envelope with partnerships with companies like NTT, setting the
stage for continued relationships and breakthroughs.”

The connected technologies and Smart City efforts are part of the city’s
larger initiative, Innovate.Vegas, which was created to help provide
safe, reliable and efficient civic technology that stimulated economic

“The success of our smart city proof of concept in Las Vegas showcases
how we can use technology to create a more connected society,” said Jun
Sawada, President and CEO, NTT. “We plan to leverage and expand our
connected technologies to other cities in Nevada, while also deploying
similar solutions that will benefit stadiums, manufacturing facilities
and other locations where we can help improve public safety.”

To learn more about the Smart Cities initiative in Las Vegas, visit NTT’s
and watch
the case study on YouTube

(*) “corevo®” is a registered trademark of Nippon Telegraph and
Telephone Corporation. For more information, visit

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billion USD sales and business footprints in 88 countries and regions,
inheriting our story of innovation for more than 120 years.

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Drew Wilson, NTT DATA Services