December 14, 2017    Comment off

For Spokane, being a smart city starts with a better way to measure air quality

The Washington city is building a more precise instrument that will allow local government to study pollution patterns and adapt. As part of its smart city program, Spokane, Washington, is deploying a network of air quality sensors on streetlights to monitor neighborhood pollution. The project is meant to be the first of many, the Spokane-Spokesman Review reported Wednesday, in which […]

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December 5, 2017    Comment off

Moscow to build on its smart city credentials

Moscow’s government is taking advantage of high penetration of broadband and mobile internet to expand innovative services under the Russian capital’s smart city programme. Authorities began to look at what other cities are doing under their smart city programmes at the beginning of last year. Eldar Tuzmukhametov, head of Moscow Smart City Lab, a division of the […]

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November 29, 2017    Comment off


Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation start-up owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: Can you build a city? The Quayside precinct, dubbed “Sidewalk Toronto,” is to become a 500-hectare sandpit for testing a suite of new tech products. The […]

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November 22, 2017    Comment off

Sharing Economy In Smart City Growth of Sharing Economy Facilitates Smart City Development

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 South Korean government is currently […]

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November 21, 2017    Comment off

Smart Dubai Office Scoops Major Award for Blockchain City Initiative

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 of its transactions and place […]

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November 6, 2017    Comment off

Smart City Protocol Is Underway

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 TALQ Specification for Outdoor Lighting is […]

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October 31, 2017    Comment off

The Dos And Don’ts Of Building A Smart City

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 are just the beginning of […]

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October 27, 2017    Comment off

China’s ZTE presents Smart City services for Hungarian county

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 country and its cities can […]

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October 26, 2017    Comment off

ZTE partners with Wind Tre and Open Fiber to build Europe’s first 5G pre-commercial network

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock […]

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October 26, 2017    Comment off

Three ways for city leaders to build smart communities

Incheon in South Korea is gearing up to be the world’s most futuristic city. Multi-lingual robots will guide visitors at the airport, while the city’s streets will be kept spotless by using data on weather and dust to plan cleaning routes. Its new business district, Songdo, is billed as the world’s first smart city, and […]

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