Friday, 26 February 2021

Sharing is caring: How collaboration is key to building smart cities

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 27 July 20

Total Telecom spoke with Nathan Pierce, programme director for Sharing Cities, to explore how smart cities can help create a greener world

Particularly with the ever-growing deployment of 5G, the idea of a ‘smart’, connected city is steadily becoming a reality. Around the world, a myriad of trials are taking place, leveraging IoT technology to help measure air quality, reduce traffic congestion, facilitate connected cars, and much more.   However, many of these trials suffer from the same crucial design flaw: a lack of scale. Even when successful, many of these projects are ultimately forgotten, unable to make the jump from localised test-bed to metropolitan deployment.   This is where the Sharing Cities comes in. An EU-funded project, Sharing Cities explores various smart initiatives in its flagship cities – London…

Particularly with the ever-growing deployment of 5G, the idea of a ‘smart’, connected city is steadily becoming a reality. Around the world, a myriad of trials are taking place, leveraging IoT technology to help measure air quality, reduce traffic congestion, facilitate connected cars, and much more.   However, many of these trials suffer from the same crucial design flaw: a lack of scale. Even when successful, many of these projects are ultimately forgotten, unable to make the jump from localised test-bed to metropolitan deployment.   This is where the Sharing Cities comes in. An EU-funded project, Sharing Cities explores various smart initiatives in its flagship cities – London…

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