Telecommunications

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredibly diverse space, encompassing a large variety of hardware form factors and software ecosystems unlike anything we have seen in technology. Smartwatches, connected cameras, drones, thermostats, voice-enabled speakers, smart appliances and more-they all live together within the IoT.

Sacramento's active efforts to streamline installation of 5G networks was likely part of the reason Verizon choose the city for its pilot.

Small cells are seen as a key enabler of high-speed mobile broadband, particularly in crowded, urban areas where the macro network can't keep up with demand. Similarly, small cells can provide the level of network density that will be needed to support as-yet unstandardized 5G services.

With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. 2017 will be a year of new merger and acquisition activity as operators look to acquire content providers, following the trend set by AT&T's purchase of Time Warner this year.

Wireless infrastructure is the foundation that supports all mobile communications today in communities across the country.

AT&T claims a new ordinance essentially allows other companies to "seize, alter or relocate AT&T property without the company's consent."

Autonomous cars. The IoT. Big Data. Technologies like these are the heart of the Smart City vision, enabling increased efficiency and sustainability through the power of connectivity. Based on this line of reasoning, strong broadband connectivity is essential for a city to progress into the future. For cities, broadband is power.

Singapore has joined a two-year pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of the International Telecommunications Union's ( ITU) key performance indicators for smart sustainable cities. "Singapore is delighted to participate in this pilot exercise by ITU to trial smart cities' indicators and develop a global smart cities index," said Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore ( IDA).

Centralized versus decentralized?….Top down or bottom up?  Procurement Division or Departmental Buying?
 
The search continues on the perfect form-factor for the most efficient and agile smart and resilient city model. As with any enterprise there will be no clear answer since many of the factors have little to do with matrixes and everything to do with the personalities and skills sets of urban leadership. Oh, and lest we forget there’s this thing called “politics” and “elections” that are wild cards that even the most tumultuous private business don’t experience.
 

Stamford, CT, 4 June 2015 - Technologies that enable new service models for digital government must be at the top of the list for government organisations as they prioritise technology investments, according to Gartner, Inc.

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