These locations include public spaces like bus stops, hospitals and government offices among others. Post that, it will be extended to 300 more locations in Bengaluru, and more cities in the country as well.
Cisco had committed an investment of USD 100 million in the first phase of CDA, where it has completed about 50 projects, including setting up of 10 innovation labs, three smart city showcases and a cyber-range
Some of the other big announcements at the event were the state's decision to have a Kerala Innovation Challenge (KIC) which will invoke startups to find solutions to socially relevant problems of our times.
Digital transformation will take India's internet users from 373 million (28 per cent of population) in 2016 to 829 million (59 per cent of the Indian population) in 2021, According to Cisco's VNI Complete Forecast, there will be two billion networked devices in 2021.