Susan Chan Shifflett 2017-03-29 00:00:00Electricity Transmission & DistributionTelecommunications
As smartphones have revolutionized the way people interact around the globe, “smart grid” technologies are revolutionizing the way people consume electricity. Through the development of innovative smart grid solutions, U.S. companies are making this revolution possible in ways big and small.
USTDA partnered with the City of Cape Town to develop a digital inclusion strategy. Using equipment and technology from 6 U.S. companies, Cape Town has extended its fiber optic backbone to the townships outside the city, providing over 60 individual building connections and over 1,500 free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Following a USTDA reverse trade mission to the United States, Turkish officials built the state-of-the-art Hasdal Emergency Operations Center. From Dell servers to Motorola radios to Oracle software, more than 70% of the Center is outfitted with U.S. Technologies.
The Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia Region works with key partners, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan, and focuses on the energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors. The Region also continues its successful practice of responding aggressively to U.S.-company driven proposals with strong export potential.