12 September 2017

Axione plays its part in making Dijon the smart city of the future

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Palais des ducs de Bourgogne in Dijon

It’s official: the consortium led by Bouygues Energies & Services and comprising Citelum, SUEZ and Capgemini has been awarded the innovative and futuristic Greater Dijon project : the first Smart City in France.



The contract covers the installation and management, over a 12-year period, of a command centre connected to Dijon’s public facilities. All of the digital operating data generated by these services will converge on this single operations centre. Axione will use its expertise to interconnect the city’s smart facilities and to harvest then mine the data produced by the facilities in such a way as to facilitate management of public spaces.  




Deployment of dedicated, secure networks

Drawing on its substantial experience in digital development, Axione will contribute to the project by designing, deploying and maintaining the digital backbone network, tailored to local requirements. The 200km fibre optic network will connect more than 120 points, including buildings, traffic light system control concentrators, utility buildings and antennas. The aim is to interlink all smart public facilities so as to collect the digital data they generate then operate and analyse it. Thanks to the technology, command centre operators can monitor and control public road facilities remotely.  

This expertise will help Dijon Métropole to achieve its ambition of delivering new public services for its residents and a system of open urban governance.


A solution tailored to the needs of the municipal police force

Alongside this, Axione will design and install a private radio network across Greater Dijon for municipal police officers. In compliance with the TETRA* standard, this must provide them with constant and secure mobile communications throughout the area. The network will also deliver specific communication features (group calls, terminal location tracking and emergency calls) for local emergency services.

(*) Terrestrial Trunked Radio, a digital trunked mobile radio standard developed by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).


Support teams on hand

In addition to its technical contribution, Axione will also provide support from its Network Operating Centre. Technicians will monitor the network 24/7 so as to respond quickly in the event of an incident. Network recovery times are guaranteed by Axione for Greater Dijon thanks to its local presence and the versatility of its teams.


[Press release]