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Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

There’s no shortage of hope and hype about the benefits 5G is going to bring but something else is gaining traction too: dissent. Who is going to step up and provide a coherent response?

Smart security within the intelligent city

Smart security within the intelligent city

Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, reflects on the challenges that influence the development of the smart city.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.