Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The tech is mightier than the sword – how Smart Cities can build a safer society

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom
Monday 22 February 16

 As the Olympics of the telecom industry, Mobile World Congress brought more than 92,000 people to the city of Barcelona in 2015 and, even on Day One, this year’s event looks set to break that record. For the city itself, the influx of visitors means a greater police presence and numerous adverts about personal safety. For the size and scale of the event, this is a relatively low price to pay and year after year the event has passed by without a major incident. Nevertheless, conflict, crime, crisis prevention and emergency response time was a hot topic at MWC 2016 – specifically, how Smart Cities can help make countries safer.   Current Challenges With the number of people on our planet continuing to grow, Governments and emergency departments are facing an increasing number of issues with their systems. Problems with data storage and retrieval mean that information about an incident is often slow to reach those investigating it…

 As the Olympics of the telecom industry, Mobile World Congress brought more than 92,000 people to the city of Barcelona in 2015 and, even on Day One, this year’s event looks set to break that record. For the city itself, the influx of visitors means a greater police presence and numerous adverts about personal safety. For the size and scale of the event, this is a relatively low price to pay and year after year the event has passed by without a major incident. Nevertheless, conflict, crime, crisis prevention and emergency response time was a hot topic at MWC 2016 – specifically, how Smart Cities can help make countries safer.   Current Challenges With the number of people on our planet continuing to grow, Governments and emergency departments are facing an increasing number of issues with their systems. Problems with data storage and retrieval mean that information about an incident is often slow to reach those investigating it…

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