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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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2015 temperatures hit record high globally

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
2015 temperatures hit record high globally

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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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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Dubai wants to be benchmark for smart city globally

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dubai wants to be the benchmark smart city for cities globally. “Together with our partners, we are enabling Smart economic conditions, driving entrepreneurship and global competitiveness that will serve as a model for emerging nations. We are continually reviewing and refining the latest technology innovations, from mobile apps to drones, to understand how we may […]

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Solar & wind gain over coal & gas

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Bloomberg: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. According to this article, the cost of solar power is now below that of coal and gas in at least nine US states, including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. That said, the prices of solar […]

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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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AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

| July 29, 2015
AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

Skynet can wait, says Scientists. While Terminators might be a big hit on the silver screen, an open letter backed by over 1000 researchers on artificial intelligence has called for a ban on the development of autonomous weapons. The letter, officially published at the International Joint Conference on Articifical Intelligence 2015 in Buenos Aires, is […]

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Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

A consortium of investors that include major carmakers Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota is putting US$1 million each into a three year trial at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a newly open facility specifically designed as a controlled environment to test driverless cars for mass commercial markets, reports Environmental Leader. Mcity, which opened last […]

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Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

Landis+Gyr has won a contract for the deliver 3 million smart metres for four major Dutch distribution grid operators – Stedin, DELTA Netwerkbedrijf, Westland Infra and Liander The metres follow the Dutch Smart Meter SMR5 specifications and include both gas and electricity metres. The smart metre project is expected to take place between 2016 and […]

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