We do not have to choose between technology and people. ICT holds the key to making future cities more dynamic and inclusive, says John Rossant, founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation.
Hiroyasu Asami, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Smart-Life Business Division for NTT DOCOMO, talks about how the Japanese operator has faced the challenges and opportunities that smartphones create in terms of services, and how he expects the company’s services to develop in the future.
At Ericsson ConsumerLab, our consumer research looks at how specific cultural expectations may shift ICT onto different developmental trajectories in various cities around the world.
Ericsson has released its first regional consumer insight report focusing on trends and analysis of the mobile ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Today, over half of the global population lives in cities and the growth of urban areas is predicted to continue. 45 percent of people living in cities today own a smartphone and a large share of mobile data traffic is already being generated in metro areas. City people rely on their devices to ease the challenges of everyday life, and having good mobile coverage is now ranked among the top five satisfaction factors in cities. However, in many cities around the world, app coverage is surprisingly limited.