World : Moroccan Operator inwi Wins « Smart City Africa» Award in Paris

The Moroccan telecommunications operator received on November 27, 2018 in Paris, the « Smart City Africa» award for its project of high speed wifi network in the Casablanca tramway. The prize was awarded to Mrs. Nadia Fassi-Fehri, President and CEO of inwi, as part of the Smart City Forum.

This important event held annually in Paris Hall City with more than 2000 participants aims at creating a debate on new economic models in urban areas, and tackles the impact of the digital revolution on cities, as well as rewarding the most innovative initiatives for Smart Cities.

In this context, Smart City Forum 2018 has chosen to award the project called “Wifi M3ak” by inwi. An innovative and structuring project for the future of a large city like Casablanca. Led by inwi in partnership with «Casa Transport» (manager of public transportation in the city), Wifi M3ak by inwi introduces a very high speed wifi network on Casablanca’s tramway.

It is also a major technical achievement since it is the first time that very high-speed connection devices are installed on a moving structure in Morocco. Inwi has thus equipped the 74 trains of the city’s tramway with the latest generation of adapted high-tech material, resistant to shocks, various climatic and environmental conditions.

«As a global digital operator, we have an essential responsibility: to ensure efficient connectivity for everyone, everywhere, thing that represents the spirit of any smart city application or service. Wifi M3ak fits in this frame. It is a structuring service for a city like Casablanca. A symbol of progress, modernity and inclusion. Wifi M3ak is a service that allows millions of Tram users to have WiFi on board and enjoy fully their travel time in sharing, learning or getting information through a continuous and stable internet connection», said Nadia Fassi-Fehri, CEO of inwi.

 

Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181128005306/en/Moroccan-Operator-inwi-Wins-%C2%AB-Smart-City

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