NEC forms strategic alliance to bring new digital services to citizens in rural India
NEC Technologies India (NECTI) and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC SPV) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop and deliver new digital services to approximately 900 million citizens living in rural areas of India, NEC Corporation announced. As part of this alliance, NECTI is making an equity investment in CSC SPV to become its third-largest shareholder.
By leveraging NEC’s expertise in AI and data analytics, these initiatives can improve service experience across various sectors, including finance, education and healthcare, among others. NECTI and CSC SPV have previously worked together with Indian banks to provide financial inclusion services for residents who are out of coverage from traditional bank branches and ATMs by verifying their identity through biometric scans at Common Services Center’s located across the country.
“As a leading provider of ICT solutions, we are delighted to extend our involvement with CSC SPV to digitally empower residents in rural areas,” says Mr. Takayuki Inaba, Managing Director of NECTI. “With this strategic alliance, our innovative technologies will unlock new opportunities and bring additional value to citizens, CSC operators as well as CSC SPV.”
“The association with NECTI will help in utilising technologies for delivery of various services to citizens, especially those living in rural India,” adds Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO of CSC SPV. “Education, financial inclusion and telemedicine are the areas where innovative technologies can be utilised to improve the quality of life for people living in rural India.”
NECTI was recently awarded a contract as the master system integrator for installing CCTV surveillance and traffic management systems in Gurugram City, India.