What is a smart city? It’s where urban networks – human and technological – are integrated in order to optimise convenience, efficiency and the quality of life for the people who live and work in it.
This week’s Smart City roundup features the projected growth of the smart city market, an expanded partnership to deliver smarter city and energy solutions, and a new cloud-based center for the Internet of Things.
New research predicts that global urbanization will fuel smart cities market growth by nearly 19% over the next 10 years.
BOSTON—Verizon’s move to wire up the city of Boston with fiber—one that will serve not only Fios and its wireless networks but also smart-city applications—is based not just on the technology nuances, but on how to solve real problems.
WHETHER IT’S THE INTRODUCTION of free (albeit patchy) Wifi on otherwise mind-numbingly dull commutes on buses and trains, or the ability to grab a bike to cycle across the city, you’ve probably benefited from the Internet of Things.