Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in the early stages in Africa, it is starting to gain traction in Africa across different verticals. The maturity level varies between different markets, with some in the exploring phase and others with much more concrete IoT plans. As the maturity level...
According to the Ministry of Science & ICT of South Korea, the Presidential Committee on the Forth Industrial Revolution recently organized a special committee on smart city. The special committee has 18 private-sector members specialized in telecom, system integration, urban engineering, architecture, energy, transportation, sharing economy, and big data. The...
London- and Mumbai-based Heckyl Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates a big data analytics platform for investors, traders and researchers, has raised Rs 17.64 crore ($2.7 million), show the company’s filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Heckyl raised the capital on 18 October by allocating 14,343 Series-C preferential shares at...
The Smart Dubai Office has bagged an award for its Dubai Blockchain Strategy at the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress in Barcelona, beating competition from 308 other projects from 58 countries. Launched in 2016, the Dubai Blockchain Strategy sees the Dubai government aim– among many objectives – to execute all...
Shared mobility declared an emerging mode of transport at UMI Conference Shared transport modes were consistently taking over private transit choices in Indian cities, including Hyderabad. Ride-sharing and shuttle services were growing at a pace of 9% per annum. This against the 3.16% growth rate of urban population. At the 10th...
The TALQ Consortium formally updated its consortium scope to address smart city applications beyond smart outdoor lighting. The new objective is to extend the consortium’s standardized software protocol for use between Central Management Systems and generic Outdoor Devices Networks to enable compatibility between systems from different verticals. As the...
Small- and medium-sized communities would continue to have access to competitive grants and other resources to develop smart transportation systems that leverage technology under a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) on Friday. Comstock’s STREET Act, which stands for the Smart Technology for Resilient, Efficient, Economic and Reliable...
Earlier this week I wrote how 3 American cities are looking to rebrand themselves.  Now while this is not my normal 'beat if you will, the concept behind a smart city is that one that can and will impact every brand doing business in said city. The fact is smart home products...
Can new streetlights brighten more than just dark streets? In the latest PYMNTS Intelligence of Things (IoT) Tracker, Roger Karner, president of Philips’ U.S. Market group, discusses the company’s new smart streetlight partnership with American Tower and how the company is pushing to get IoT-enabled technology embedded into the...
Leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation on Thursday presented highlights of its Smart City program, suitable for public administrations and governments, to the central Hungarian county of Pest. "Hungary is a country that wants to become more and more competitive for the investors, and with Smart City programs, the...