greentelecomlive sustainable ICT and telecoms news and analysis Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:37:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific will assume global leadership for clean energy in 2017, even though Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:37:44 +0000 Source: Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific will assume global leadership for clean energy in 2017, even though

‘India, a hotbed for next solar revolution’ | Khabarindia Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:16:06 +0000 Source: ‘India, a hotbed for next solar revolution’ | Khabarindia

Seoul, Jakarta develop ideas for ‘smart city’ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:14:37 +0000

Korea and Indonesia discussed ways to develop a “smart” city during a three-day workshop in Jakarta organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre.

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India’s cities get smarter with new project to boost data tracking Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:11:48 +0000

A charity is partnering with the World Council on City Data to build the capabilities of Indian cities to track city performance with data.

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Why we badly need standardization to advance IoT Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:09:12 +0000

The rapid growth of the connected device universe that makes up what we consider IoT is in desperate need of standardization to take it to the next level.

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U.S. mid-sized cities lead the charge for smart city projects Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:08:28 +0000

A new study into U.S. smart city activity demonstrated that mid-sized cities were filling the pipeline with the most urban technology projects.

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Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:35:31 +0000 A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change.

The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data to develop solutions, resources, platforms that can help the world plan for potential impacts from extreme climate events, reported Environmental Leader.

“PREP will help companies manage the physical risks of climate change by providing easy access to location-specific data that can be integrated into planning, operational, and investment decisions,” said Janet Ranganathan, VP for science and research at WRI. “For instance, utilities will be able to access data on how droughts or sea level rise could impact planned power plant locations while manufacturers could assess the risks from more frequent and extensive flooding on their operations.”

The initiative will also partner with a large ecosystems consisting with commercial and public agencies, including White House Office of Science Technology and Policy NASA, NOAA, the US Global Change Research Program, the US Department of the Interior, Amazon Web Services, CARTO, Descartes Labs, Earth Knowledge, Esri, Forum One, Google Cloud Platform, Google Earth Engine and Vizzuality, as well as Earth Science Information Partners, Future Earth, Group on Earth Observations, IBM and Microsoft.
“Decision-makers today are facing increasingly complex challenges related to climate change,” said Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist of Microsoft. “By making critical data both more accessible and rapidly available, we can accelerate the development of tools, such as PREP, that harness that data to empower communities to make smarter decisions.”
At its core, PREP will bring together disparate data sources to provide a dynamic, predictive, technology agnostic, platform based on the latest available climate data.
“Companies can use the data and resources already on the site,” Ranganathan added. “Over time we will add new data sets and functionality, including the ability to create personalized dashboards of climate risks. We will pilot the customized dashboard feature with a variety of users, including business. Given the work of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) we envision growing business demand for the type of data and resources provided on the PREP platform.”
According to the organisations, there is some urgency to the platform as the project frequency of extreme weather events such as major storms, floods and droughts are expected to increase 50% over the next 12 years.
ZTE Unveils ‘Vertical Broadband’ & Smart City Solutions Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:01:44 +0000 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 only national backbone broadband networks, but also broadband networks for power, rail transportation, radio and television. Construction of broadband networks promotes the development of information within countries, cities and even enterprises which, in turn, imposes new requirements for broadband architecture, applications and management models.

As one of the world’s top information and communications technology (ICT) solution providers, ZTE launched a series of special solutions, such as vertical broadband and smart city at the C2C Summit. In addition, ZTE discussed the opportunities and challenges occurring during the process of information development within countries, cities and enterprises with experts from around the world and held workshops on the subjects of “Smart City – Wonderful World” and “ZTE Vertical Broadband Network Solution”.

Information development in a city or a country requires breaking free from traditional chains, by planning and managing smart cities on a unified platform in a unified way, communicating information among government departments, driving the development of a local software industry and solving other governmental matters such as social stability, traffic and attracting investment.

The ZTE pipeline solution and the application of an overall smart city solution transfers the urban “nerve endings” composed of handheld terminals, cameras and sensors to the control centre through urban infrastructure networks (communication networks, Internet and Internet of Things), building the urban infrastructure networks into a unified bearer network and realising network interconnection.

The solution can build a unified platform and set up an urban data centre to analyse and process big data, realising the growth and extension of the platform’s capability and applications. All sub-systems on the application layer share the same portal, which is beneficial for rapidly serving citizens and building new service-oriented governments.

ZTE will work with African governments and enterprises to build a roadmap for the development of the African ICT industry with the aim of constructing a more efficient and intelligent African continent with the help of smart technologies.

Huawei bets tomorrow’s smart cities are today’s safe cities Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:35:38 +0000

Telecommunications giant Huawei is betting that safe cities will be a gateway strategy towards large smart city deployments.

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Smart cities revenue to reach US$88.7bn by 2025: Navigant Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:33:55 +0000 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 are accelerating the market. In particular, the report highlights applications in energy and water management, mobility, buildings and government services as key drivers.

“Today, city leaders and suppliers are recognising that there needs to be a more clear and timely route to the broader deployment of proven technologies and solutions,” said Eric Woods, research director with Navigant Research. “The question is how to establish the right business models and deployment strategies to enable this expansion.”