As the world population grows, so does the strain we put on the environment. The need for sustainable agricultural systems has never been greater, and communications technology is becoming essential to their development. The technological innovations that are emerging in the agricultural industry combine mobile broadband and machine-to-machine communication to help increase productivity, while also [...]
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The latest Ericsson Traffic and Market report concludes that everything is going mobile. Everything.
Mobility has improved many aspects of our lives, especially how we communicate, and through new and existing services, it continues to do so. As users, we now demand connectivity anywhere and anytime.
Without a fully-fledged network, society and operators can’t reach their full potential. The network must be optimized to manage the enormous communications transformations taking place in society. And to achieve this, they will need to focus on four key attributes.
Last week I attended the New Cities Summit in Paris, where discussions about how to achieve a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban future took place. I was impressed with the wide range of representatives from the worlds of business, policy, technology, infrastructure, finance, government, civil society, philanthropy and academia. This highlighted to me how [...]
In my previous post, I wrote that commuting is the biggest source of stress and frustration for people living in cities, according to a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report, City Life.
So what makes city residents feel at ease? Social networking. Those who live in the city spend a large chunk of their time socializing. On [...]
I consider myself lucky. It takes me 15 minutes to drive to my work: Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm. It takes me 25 minutes if I ride my bicycle, 40 minutes if I run, and 45 minutes if I take public transport. Depending on the method of transport I choose, the maximum I have to travel [...]
A number of interesting topics were raised during the second day of the New Cities Summit. Questions were asked, such as can you design a city top down, like they are doing at the high-tech business center in Skolkovo, Russia, or at the King Abdullah Economic City? And if so, will it have a soul once the [...]
This week, the New Cities Summit takes place in Paris; a city that has experienced groundbreaking changes in city planning – think Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Haussman was famous for modernizing Paris during the mid-19th century. The reconstruction of Paris involved all aspects of urban planning, including the demolition of 27,000 of the city’s 66,000 buildings. This [...]
Aday.org’s global photography project kicks off tomorrow, May 15. So wherever you are in the world, and whoever you’re with, grab your camera and capture your day – so that others can enjoy it in the future.
Many of you have followed my posts on this blog and commented on how technology can be used for good in the Networked Society. I’ve covered a range of issues that vary from climate change to the refugee cause. Due to the increasing interest in these topics, I’m pleased to announce that the Sustainability and [...]