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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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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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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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3GPP accepts NB-IoT, EC-GPRS, and LTE-MTC as LPWA network standards

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 3GPP standardisation organisation for the mobile industry accepted three technology proposals as standards for low power wide area networking for the Internet of Things. According to the GSMA, 3GPP has acknowledged narrowband IoT, extended coverage GPRS, and LTE machine type communication as IoT networking standards. The three technologies delivered on licensed spectrum will “cover […]

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IDC lists 3 smart city trends to expect in 2016

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement. According to IDC research director of the global Smart Cities Strategies program Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, in 2016, look for growing adoption and awareness of the smart city concept by an expanding set of government leaders. “Not only does IDC […]

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A smart city’s common denominator is the network: Silver Spring Networks

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart city projects are happening in silos and missing the critical ingredient to bind them all together, says Silver Spring Networks co-founder Eric Dresselhuys in an article for the Energy Times. “Many different stakeholders are buzzing about smart cities these days, and for good reason.  Implementing ‘smart’ solutions can dramatically improve safety, efficiency and economic […]

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Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named its A List companies for 2015. The A List represents companies that were graded ‘A’ for their climate change mitigation and reporting efforts for the past year – basically scoring 85 out 100 in the CDP grading. In addition, companies will have to score maximum points for reducing emissions […]

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Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

The Vodafone Group is now deploying fuel cells as an alternative source for power for some of its cell sites. Vodafone Group senior manager of infrastructure and energy Lee Andrew Jones wrote in post on TelecomLead that the operator’s South African operations Vodacom has turned to fuel cells to power sites, particularly sites outside the […]

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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