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What 5G means for smart cities

What 5G means for smart cities

The speed at which 5G is deployed worldwide will have a significant impact on how soon it will become the defining technology of smart cities, says Babak Beheshti.

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit Smart City combines data from a variety of public and private stakeholders in all market sectors and provides a real-time data stream containing “highly nuanced” insights.

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

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.

Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Mayor Lightfoot says the move will save money and drive efficiencies. Chicago’s former CDO called it a “terrible decision".

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Paris uses open source to get closer to the citizen

Paris uses open source to get closer to the citizen

Paris wants to share its Lutece platform with other cities to boost agility, cost savings and shared benefits.

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

The possible attempt was unsuccessful and no votes were changed but West Virginia’s Secretary of State says the investigation announcement aims to act as a “deterrent”.