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gigabit cities summit 2017 highlights broadband fiber
August 04, 2017

The cities of the future will be reliant on high-speed broadband infrastructure, but getting to that point presents significant obstacles.

July 19, 2017

The Wireless Broadband Alliance is continuing its support for a global Wi-Fi roaming network of public hot spots that has significantly expanded since the WBA launched the project last year. The City Wi-Fi Roaming project started as a celebration of World Wi-Fi Day last year and has been... read more

July 17, 2017

Earlier this year, Verizon and Ericsson used one race, the Indianapolis 500, to try and get ahead in another one - the race to be the first to roll out 5G wireless technology to the masses. While the trial was no doubt a step in the right direction, like most 5G testing it was still done in a... read more

July 07, 2017

“Smart cities” refers to the concept of using technology to bring together physical aspects of cities, from cars and street lights to the buildings and residents, and integrating them through data, analytics, and communication.

July 05, 2017

By now, we've all read and heard about the internet of things. Cars that drive themselves will carry us to buildings that recognize us when we enter, and unless our jobs have been taken over by robots we will be able to do them much more efficiently, thanks to data aggregated from billions of... read more

June 21, 2017

This post is the second in a series of seven chapters intended to help individuals and organisations on the journey to deploying a successful Internet of Things (IoT) transformation.

May 31, 2017

Technology and connectivity are pivotal for the Smart City vision, but without reliable broadband infrastructure, none of it will work. Autonomous cars and the Internet of Things require a robust internet and many cities aren't ready.

May 12, 2017

Building on a 5G partnership, Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI this week shared details of a recent trial designed to test next generation mobile services in the context of an ultra-dense, residential environment. The two companies claim to have achieved 1 Gbps throughput using spectrum in the... read more

May 08, 2017

Though the chances of a broadband stimulus program similar to the one at start of the Obama administration are looking slim, going back further in history points to a tactic that very well might accelerate community broadband deployments. Are local governments prepared to seize this opportunity... read more

April 18, 2017

It's crunch time in Missouri, where muni broadband supporters are seeking to defeat SB 186 - a bill that eliminates communities' rights to build public-owned broadband networks, effectively crippling jurisdictions' economies. Though the passage might be uncertain, there's a chance that... read more

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