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France commits €2 billion for three Indian smart cities

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

France has reportedly committed to invest €2 billion into helping three Indian cities with their smart city projects, the Business Standard reports. The three cities – Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry, is expected to receive the investment from French companies backed by the French government. According to founder of the Smart City Council (India) Pratap Padobe, […]

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Smart cities need converged network infrastructure: Ciena

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a blog post published in Network World, Ciena’s advisor for state/local government, education, and healthcare Daniele Loffreda, argues that the most immediate need for smart cities is a converged communications infrastructure that can support all the needs of different applications and users. From Ciena’s view, that means a robust fibre network with SDN and […]

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IEEE pegs five core “smart cities” for R&D projects

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IEEE is taking on the smart city challenge, naming five initial cities for initial research and development projects. The five cities are Guadalajara, Mexico; Wuxi, China; Trento, Italy; Casablanca, Morocco; and Kansas City, Mo. in the US. The message was delivered by IEEE Smart City Initiative chair Gilles Betis at the IEEE’s first Smart […]

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San Francisco vies for top US smart city spot

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Verizon and French IoT firm Sigfox are working with the City of San Francisco to develop IoT and smart city applications, according to a telecoms.com report. Verizon is now building a dedicated LTE network and big data analytics engine for IoT and is working with city departments on lighting, video and traffic management apps. Verizon […]

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Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

Verizon today announced its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT) and accelerate market adoption. Verizon’s plan includes: Launching ThingSpace: a new IoT platform allowing developers to create applications, customers to manage devices, partners to market their services, and Verizon to launch integrated vertical solutions simply, in an open environment. Creating a new […]

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Denmark and SG have mutual vision for smart cities

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Denmark and Singapore have gotten together to develop smart city technologies and applications. The country and city state have entered into a cooperation to work together and share ideas and data on smart city initiatives. Specifically, Copenhagen wants to learn from Singapore smart applications in the areas of public transportation and water management, according to […]

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Australia joining smart city challenge: Navigant Research

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A blog post from Navigant Research’s Eric Woods notes that Australia is catching up with other Western economies in the pursuit for smart cities. “Recent U.S. government support for smart cities research and the announcement of the selected cities for the Indian smart city program are just two signs of the continuing momentum behind urban […]

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India study evaluates the country’s smart city progress

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A study by a group of masters students and graduates at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University in India aims to evaluate the progress of the country’s 98 designated cities to get funding as part of the government’s efforts to transform ICT infrastructure. Not surprising, smaller communities (towns) scored much better than larger […]

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Smart cities need standards: researchers

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart cities need standards to work together, including some kind of coordination between different agencies working on projects. According to a report from FCW, engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, current smart city projects are often isolated, leading to separate systems that don’t necessarily work together. Chris Greer, senior executive for cyber-physical […]

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Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Amazing smart city infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

A great infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology on smart cities! According to the NJIT, the market for smart city technologies will be worth some US$27.5 billion by 2023. Source: The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City – insideBIGDATA

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