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ITU and Georgia Tech to work on IoT standards, applications

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Telecommunications Union has signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Institute of Technology to collaborate on developing standards for the Internet of Things. Under the MoU, the ITU’s standardisation Study Group 20, which addresses IoT technologies and applications, will ally with Georgia Tech’s centre for the development and applications of IoT, and academic […]

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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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ZigBee 3.0 ratification opens door to smarter, greener world using the Internet of Things

| December 17, 2015

News Highlights: ZigBee Alliance ready to help unify the IoT making it easier to build smart solutions for homes, buildings and cities. Industry rallies around new solution as EnOcean Alliance jointly announces collaboration to combine widely adopted interoperable wireless energy harvesting definitions with ZigBee 3.0. Ratification paves way for standards convergence around a newly consolidated […]

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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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Microsoft to Fund Smart City Players in India – India West

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mumbai: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday said the tech giant will fund hundreds of new entrepreneurs in the smart-city sector in India and is overwhelmed by the country’s start-up culture, especially in the e-commerce arena. Source: Microsoft to Fund Smart City Players in India – India West: India

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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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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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