6 ideas to consider in smart city development

The recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona revealed that while few brand new and innovative smart city deployments are center stage, it’s an area of technology that is intensely interesting to many and worthy of much consideration. Here are some of my thoughts based on what was showcased: Idea #1: Traditional industries should continue to form […]

Chicago gets smart cities boost with CIVIQ Wi-Fi project

Chicago will be the site of another smart city initiative as CIVIQ Smartscapes announced plans to launch a new Wi-Fi powered pilot project. Milford, Ma.-based CIVIQ will install interactive devices in downtown Chicago that offer high-speed public Wi-Fi. On top of wireless connectivity, the Waypoint devices will also provide such digital services as wayfinding, safety […]

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AT&T launches IoT starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi

AT&T announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi. It comes six months after the launch of the wireless giant’s first starter kit. The two new kits look to […]

AT&T pilots smart city projects around Chicago

AT&T and the City of Chicago are deepening their smart city partnership with a pilot project for smart kiosks and bus shelters. The telecoms giant is expanding its smart cities work in the city with the new structures that will provide free Wi-Fi. The announcement of the project, which will roll the technology out within […]

AT&T Labs unveils wireless broadband over power lines

In a technological advance that could drastically extend the global reach of wireless web access, AT&T Labs unveiled a project to deliver ultra-fast wireless broadband over power lines. The research and development wing of U.S. communications giant AT&T unveiled Project AirGig today. The company said the project is still deep in the experimentation stage but […]

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AT&T hooks up Biotricity for medical device data work

Biotricity has selected AT&T as its prefered network partner, providing the wireless carrier entry into the medical market. AT&T has a pilot program in place that provides Biotricity with “near real-time connectivity for data transmission.” That will expand to a full program later this year, when Biotricity launches its first wearable. See Also: IoT revenues […]

Israel telco giant Bezeq dives into smart city market

Israel’s Bezeq is the latest telecoms company to springboard into the smart city arena off their own internet infrastructure. Fortune says the country’s largest telecommunications company has earmarked millions of dollars for smart city investments. Among Bezeq’s earliest ventures is its pilot program in the city of Modi’in, in between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Hundreds of sensors […]

Hitachi to invest $2.8B in IoT; launches new unit and platform

Hitachi is doubling down on its already sizeable Internet of Things (IoT) interests with a $2.8 billion investment in IoT-related activities over the next three years. As well, the Japanese industrial giant unveiled a new U.S.-based unit that will focus on boosting its booming IoT business and launched a new IoT core platform. According to a […]