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ZTE Unveils ‘Vertical Broadband’ & Smart City Solutions

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced the unveiling of its vertical broadband solution (v2.0) at the fourth Connect To Connect Summit (C2C), 19th – 21st July, Pretoria, South Africa. ZTE’s vertical broadband solution deals with the design and construction requirements of not […]

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Huawei bets tomorrow’s smart cities are today’s safe cities

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Telecommunications giant Huawei is betting that safe cities will be a gateway strategy towards large smart city deployments. Source: Huawei bets tomorrow’s smart cities are today’s safe cities

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Smart cities revenue to reach US$88.7bn by 2025: Navigant

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Revenue from smart cities will more than double from US$36.8 billion in 2016 to a whopping US$88.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report by Navigant Research. According to the Smart Cities report, deployment of Internet of Things applications and the need to make cities more resilient and capable of surviving extreme climate events […]

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LG Uplus develops solar-powered LTE base stations

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

LG Uplus is deploying solar-powered base stations to fill in gaps in coverage, according to a report in the Korea Times. According to the operator, there are places in South Korea where power infrastructure is not available. The new solar power sites will bring mobile coverage to those areas. “With this base station system, we […]

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Ericsson scores Hong Kong smart city project with Arup

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ericsson joins forces with Arup to transform a pilot district in Hong Kong into its first smart and sustainable neighborhood The feasibility study focuses on transforming Kowloon East into a Central Business District support economic growth Hong Kong’s ICT maturity enables ICT based transformations with social, economic and environmental benefits Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has teamed […]

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ZTE releases LoRa-based smart meters

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

ZTE has entered into the smart meter space by combining LoRA networking and smart meters at CeBit. These new meters meet smart meter reading systems’ requirements for long-distance transmission of small data. The three released LoRa-based smart meters: single-phase smart meter, single-phase prepaid smart meter, and three-phase smart meter, meet most of residents’ expectations, the […]

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Has Mozilla bitten off more than it can chew with IoT?

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interesting analysis on I Programmer of Mozilla’s transition into a platform for the internet of things. To sum up, Mozilla is now targeting four specific segments within the IoT ecosystems. One project will target providing the intelligent agent that links users to their devices. A second targets sensors and how they get to the backend […]

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Smart City India Council issues readiness guide

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Smart Cities Council India has issued a readiness guide for India cities looking to get smart. The 400-page Readiness Guide features 14 chapters and more than 80 case studies. The guide explores the current environment and drivers of smart cities in India, and takes a holistic look at the current supporting government missions. And, […]

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Smart cities pointless without universal superfast broadband

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Smart city deployments will not get very far, or realise effective socioeconomic benefits, if more attention is not paid to the underlying infrastructure. Source: Smart cities pointless without universal superfast broadband

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2015 temperatures hit record high globally

2015 temperatures hit record high globally

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Below is a graphic from GHCN-M & ICOADS data sets provided by NOAA and published on Bloomberg. It shows how global temperatures have risen in the past century. The scary part is that temperatures climbed dramatically in the second half of 2015. More importantly, temperatures in December is was a whole 2 degree Fahrenheit above […]

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