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Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

The need for 2G services in the UK is likely to continue into the 2030s, a new report finds. Elsewhere, operators have shut down networks to free up spectrum.

Arctic 5G pilot could improve emergency services and avalanche warnings

Arctic 5G pilot could improve emergency services and avalanche warnings

Telenor is launching the world’s northern-most 5G pilot in Svalbard, Norway.

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi envisions AI-enabled robots transforming passenger experience.

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

As more councils move to block 5G over citizen health campaigns, the UK government is taking a stand.

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

As well as applauding their achievements in areas such as accessibility, sustainability and digitalisation, the jury was impressed with the cities’ capacity to act as role models for others.

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Japanese finance firm Sumitomo and the conglomerate BRG Group have formed a joint venture for the development in the Dong Anh district.

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Brian Jackson, Head of Surveillance Solutions, BT Enterprise, says being ’smart’ is about connecting communities with the technology to address problems that most people assume can never be solved.

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Many of CCS Insight’s tech predictions have implications for citizens and the future of cities.

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.

Portuguese city tests 5G in emergency situations

Portuguese city tests 5G in emergency situations

A simulation exercise in Aveiro by Altice Labs has demonstrated how 5G’s lower latency, higher bandwidth and faster speeds can support emergency workers.