Tag archives: Smart cities

Think you know how 5G and IoT will change the world? Think again.

If you look at the highest profile speakers at the latest Code Conference, there was a common theme of their spectacular success.
It was driven by mobile, specifically smartphone apps, often connected to 4G networks.

Can IoT save people’s lives?

Increased efficiency, monetization, innovation… These are some of the benefits of IoT. However, have you ever wondered if IoT can save people’s lives? An increasing population, ageing infrastructure, environmental regulations, the scarcity of natural resources and natural disasters are putting immense pressure on cities’ environmental needs. An estimated 12.6 million people died in 2012 as […]

Why China Telecom is building IoT partnerships

Editor’s note:  The following is a guest post by Bo Ribbing, Head of Sales Development DCP, for Ericsson.
The IoT is global and will require global thinking and partnerships, and nowhere else is this as clear as in China.

From Stockholm to Sydney – exploring the City Index

Stockholm and Sydney are 15584 kms apart on the map, and 19 places apart on the Networked Society City Index 2016. Let’s look at the differences.

4 facts about utility transformation: Fact #4 – Global population growth is concentrated in cities

Rapid urbanization is challenging for city developers and infrastructure suppliers, but it’s also a great opportunity in sustainability terms.

The most personal report we publish – the Networked Society City Index

Thanks to improved ICT maturity, Mexico City has improved its position on the Networked Society City Index – now ranking 27.

Beyond smart cities – sustainability is key challenge

Networked Society City Index show how smart, sustainable cities are vital in solving many of social, economic, and environmental challenges.

A message to smart cities: do it like Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most fascinating and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. I often remember my fascinating strolls in “Las Ramblas” at night, the Spanish national dish paella in the “7 Portes” restaurant and the fun you can have at mountain “Tibidabo,” to mention a few of the city’s highlights.
But there’s another aspect of […]

Reflecting on the transformation of public transportation at UITP 2015

Buses in the Western world have been connected for a decade and have already seen a few cycles of technological evolution. A new trend that we are now starting to see is collaboration.

Smart cities: the Internet of Things meets the smart citizen

In a smart city, the data-collecting sensors across these city layers are all integrated and communicating with each other. The data generated can be analyzed across systems to anticipate, mitigate and even prevent common city problems.