Cities are hubs of creativity, action, and crowds. The challenges and opportunities are great, and the Information and Communications Technology industry (ICT) is eager to bring solutions to this huge trend. Ericsson's head of Strategy Douglas Gilstrap explains how ICT can contribute to a new ecosystem to make the most out of living in cities of the future.
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.
Ignacio Más de Ericsson explica los conceptos arquitectónicos claves detrás de SP-SDN y aclara de forma sencilla los diferentes aspectos del marco arquitectónico SP-SDN.
Smartphone users were asked about their interest in, and the potential development of, 18 new services relating to important aspects of city life. The findings are presented in a ConsumerLab report.