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The telco's critical role in smart cities

The telco's critical role in smart cities

Ahead of his participation in the Smart IoT Connect event (a joint event between Smart Cities World and sister publication, Mobile Europe), Dimitrios Spiliopoulos IoT Sales Enablement, O2 (Telefónica UK) shares his insights on how telcos and cities can better work together.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Why open standards are fundamental to deploying data for smart city services

Why open standards are fundamental to deploying data for smart city services

Smart cities won’t meet their goal of improving citizens’ quality of life unless they’re built in an open and standardised way, says Kary Främling.

Telecom operators and smart cities: What's the best strategy?

Telecom operators and smart cities: What's the best strategy?

Bengt Nordstrom looks at what telcos can offer cities, and what they require in return for mutual benefit.

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

The smart city of the future will be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships, not flashy developments that resemble science fiction, writes UCL’s James Ransom.

5G: The catalyst connected cities have been waiting for?

5G: The catalyst connected cities have been waiting for?

It’s almost our responsibility to unleash the capability of 5G to drive development, says Henry Tirri, CTO, InterDigital.

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

The University of Liverpool’s Stephen Finnegan explores the pros and cons of carbon offsetting and outlines Liverpool’s bid to become the UK’s first ’climate positive’ city by the end of 2020.

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Sarah Wray talks to Atos’ Kulveer Ranger about the challenges and opportunities digital technology presents for the rail industry in the UK.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

In the coming decade, several converging trends will amount to the most transformative change to impact global cities and public transportation since the automobile, says Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.