Whale Cloud (rebranded from ZTEsoft) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.
Mr Ben Zhou, CEO of Whale Cloud, and Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister for Communications of the Republic of Ghana, signed the MoU on behalf of each party.
The agreement will reinforce mutual cooperation and fuel innovation and smart city development in Ghana, applying cutting-edge technologies and solutions developed by Whale Cloud and Alibaba Cloud.
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanization, causing challenges for city administrators and inconvenience for citizens. Under the MoU, Whale Cloud will form a strategic partnership with Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Ghana and deliver its Innovative City solutions to resolve these challenges.
Using cloud architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technology jointly developed by Whale Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, the Innovative City solutions will help launch rich industrial applications quickly on the platform of a unified operation center, including e-Government, ET City Brain, Mobile Payment and a Unified Media Center etc., which can help the government solve urban governance issues with the support of machine learning and AI algorithms, improve efficiency of governance and lower the costs of government operations, in order to transform Accra into an innovative and digitalized city.