Should Cyberjaya court Cisco?

Summary:Cyberjaya, dubbed Malaysia's intelligent city, is where the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)--the agency tasked with developing and promoting the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)--is housed.It's also where leading tech companies, local and foreign, are encouraged to house their R&D centers--although, currently, only a handful have done so.

Cyberjaya, dubbed Malaysia's intelligent city, is where the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)--the agency tasked with developing and promoting the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)--is housed.

It's also where leading tech companies, local and foreign, are encouraged to house their R&D centers--although, currently, only a handful have done so. Knowledge workers are also encouraged to live there--although, currently, very few do.

I read with interest how Cisco Systems' plans to launch a business group, based in Bangalore, India, that will wire new buildings and even entirely new cities with state-of-the-art networking technology.

According to Cisco, a city "wired top-to-bottom with IP technology would be able to use it to manage infrastructure, such as traffic signals or surveillance cameras, while residents would be able to use it to access media content or control energy use in homes or office buildings".

Sounds exactly like the kind of thing Cyberjaya needs.

Topics: Cisco

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An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos. After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Te... Full Bio

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