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GiGstreem secures investment to deploy wi-fi across major US cities
09 Apr 2021
The in-building gigabit internet service provider will use the investment to support its growth in deploying its ubiquitous wi-fi platform to multi-family and commercial properties.
Singapore, Seoul and London top smart city governance ranking
31 Mar 2021
Cities were recognised for not only being advanced in terms of technologies adopted throughout the city, but in their government’s efforts to bring the city population along with their digitalisation journey.
Mobile operator partners with City of Tucson to enable smart city applications
26 Mar 2021
Geoverse is the managed service partner for the city’s Citizens Broadband Radio Network being rolled out across the city to support a number of applications as well as facilitate remote learning.
New economic model to make the case for rural connectivity
24 Mar 2021
The project, which initially focuses on an area of Scotland, will base network infrastructure feasibility on a range of factors rather than number of people and seeks to address digital divides.
Additional Israeli municipalities selected for local government innovation initiative
24 Feb 2021
Hazira is a national hub for city innovation in Israel, providing municipalities with the tools needed to tackle their most difficult, complex challenges, and build capacity.
LOTI announces successful Covid-19 innovation fund bids
18 Feb 2021
Projects that tackling digital exclusion and that support those vulnerable in the pandemic are the focus of the two programmes which have the potential to help large numbers of Londoners.
Collaboration to explore 5G use cases in Brazil
15 Feb 2021
Nokia and Brazil’s Telecommunications Research and Development Centre will work together on solutions including those that focus on fixed wireless access smart cities and Industry 4.0 applications.
Helsinki joins international personal data network
11 Feb 2021
MyData states that people must have the opportunity to manage, utilise and disclose any personal data collected on them and aims to help build a fair, sustainable and healthy digital society.
Singapore’s president launches national Digital for Life movement
09 Feb 2021
It seeks to bring the whole nation together in collective efforts to help all Singaporeans have the necessary digital tools, skills and habits to succeed in the future.
Helsinki expands smart city innovation project to new districts
08 Jan 2021
A number of development projects will be launched in Malmi, Pasila, Mellunkylä and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki, in which residents will also be invited to participate.
Smart city developer acquires digital services company
07 Jan 2021
The acquisition will help Planet Smart City to use gamification to drive residents’ loyalty and participation in community life and reward the most active and environmentally conscious behaviours.
Highest city in the world deploys fibre broadband
06 Jan 2021
The deployment of an optical broadband network in the Bolivian city of Potosí will open up an array of opportunities that the city, its people and businesses have not had before.
London borough of Bexley rolls out free-wi-fi
11 Dec 2020
UK wireless infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ontix has switched on its network in Bexley’s main town centres of Erith, Welling, Sidcup and Crayford.
City-led clean infrastructure projects can help build back a stronger US
08 Dec 2020
Report sets out to demonstrate how cities can be “critical drivers” of solutions for the multiple short-term challenges created by Covid-19 as well as emerging long-term challenges of climate change.
Singapore invests $12m in industry-driven blockchain research
08 Dec 2020
The national initiative aims to align blockchain technology research with the needs of the industry to facilitate the development, commercialisation and adoption of wider real-world applications.
London’s communities urged to help tackle city's challenges through resilience fund
04 Dec 2020
Community groups, such as local authorities, public agencies and social enterprises, will be asked to identify specific challenges they need to have solved.
Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed
02 Dec 2020
The testbed is targeted at domestic and foreign companies that want to develop and test their products and services together with City of Helsinki.
University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course
27 Nov 2020
Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.
South Bay Fibre Network launches in Southern California
26 Nov 2020
The regional fibre network is being viewed by many as a model for government innovation, smart city applications, and a major building block for the region’s economic and social future.
Graz to prioritise smart city IoT use cases on Nokia 5G network
26 Nov 2020
Citycom Telecommunication Graz has selected Nokia to deliver a 5G network covering the entire province of Styria and which will also create new revenue opportunities for the Austrian city.
Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme
25 Nov 2020
The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.
IMDA and IBM join forces to accelerate digital skills development in Singapore
24 Nov 2020
IBM’s programme aims to meet the demand for technology consulting and deep technical skills needed to support the acceleration of digital transformation across all industries.
Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy
24 Nov 2020
The Scottish city has outlined achievements to date as well as next steps and priorities, including the renewed focus of digital investment to support recovery from the pandemic.
Shanghai crowned smart city of the year at Smart City Live 2020
19 Nov 2020
The digital infrastructure, e-gov services, a City Brain, the integration of information technology and industry and its strategic objectives were all highlighted by the judges.
24 Feb 2021
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