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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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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Thailand prepares for 2018 smart grid pilot launch

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand is set to rollout a smart grid pilot project in Pattaya by early 2018 in a bid to improve citywide en Source: Thailand prepares for 2018 smart grid pilot launch

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10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chicago-based start up Cityzenith says its IoT data visualisation tool, 5D Smart City, is being adopted by 10 major cities worldwide. According to the company, its tool helps organisations around the world, both government departments and commercial enterprises, “make sense of urban data – big and small.” “Cities have produced more data in the past […]

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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

Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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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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