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Bangalore among world's top intelligent communities

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BANGALORE, July 19

BANGALORE figures among the world's Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2002 selected by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). ICF is a special interest group within the World Teleport Association, which focuses on the uses of broadband technology for economic development by communities large and small in both the developed and developing world.

The Top Seven Intelligent communities have been selected based on a list of five intelligent community indicators that provide the first global framework for understanding how communities and regions can gain a competitive edge.

About 80,000 of Bangalore's six-million population work in the high tech industry, ICF said. Hundreds of international companies including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and American Express have set up software development centres or contracted with local firms in order to take advantage of the Bangalore's supply of highly-trained English speaking computer graduates, it added.

Bangalore's success is due to the efforts of a Government agency, the Software Technology Parks of India, which has helped Indian software engineers and entrepreneurs in the US realise the potential of their native country and to the local commitment to education and training that has made the city home to nearly 20 per cent of the India's total institutions of higher education, ICF said.

The other places that figure among the top seven intelligent communities are Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Florida High Tech Corridor Council, LaGrange, Georgia (USA), Seoul (South Korea), Singapore and Sunderland (UK).

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