Smart Cities News

South Bay Fibre Network launches in Southern California

South Bay Fibre Network launches in Southern California

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.

Greensboro chosen as a Smart Gigabit Community

Greensboro chosen as a Smart Gigabit Community

A Greensboro Ignite steering group consisting of members from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, will be formed to accelerate the city’s innovation activities.

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

As part of the urban infrastructure agreement between Nokia and Greener Acres Canada, smart city green poles will be produced from nearly 50,000 tons of e-waste collected annually in Ontario.

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

The project, which has launched in Chicago, Columbia, Miami and New Orleans, provides wi-fi access locations and relief for families struggling through the pandemic.

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Covid-19 is showing us what resilience in cities actually is, writes Stephen Zoegall, director of global cities and infrastructure consulting, Accenture.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro

Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro

The private wireless network project will provide critical, high-speed wireless connectivity services to meet future operational and maintenance requirements.

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

A public-private project has equipped the 20-storey building in the Scottish city with IoT technology, free fibre-optic broadband and will provide digital inclusion classes.

OneWeb to introduce high-speed internet for the Arctic in 2020

OneWeb to introduce high-speed internet for the Arctic in 2020

There will be enough capacity to give “fibre-like” connectivity to hundreds of thousands of homes, planes, and boats, connecting millions across the Arctic.

The smart home race is on

The smart home race is on

David Walker, head of property, Hyperoptic, highlights the importance of digital infrastructure to property developers and argues that connectivity increasingly gives a competitive edge.