HICKORY, N.C. (April 19, 2017) — Today there are more than 250 smart cities projects in progress globally, according to Navigant Research, and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, became a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council to help transform cities and support the growth of digital technology and intelligent solutions.
“The goal of the Smart Cities Council is to help city leaders create a vision, build an action plan and measure the success of their smart city initiatives,” said Council Chairman Jesse Berst. “We are delighted to have CommScope working with us to help cities better understand the technologies that will enhance livability, workability and sustainability in their communities.”
From emergency response and transportation to citizen services and smart living, one of the critical needs cities have today is a reliable communications network infrastructure to enable the integrated, cross-cutting technologies that comprise a smart city.
“The United Nations estimates that 70% of the world population will be urban by 2050, which means cities will need to have infrastructure in place to support ‘supercity’ growth and densification,” said Morgan Kurk, chief technology officer at CommScope. “We are excited to be a Lead Partner with the Smart Cities Council as we look at the needs of cities and the people who live there.”
Like the Council, CommScope’s vision for smart cities is to connect and optimize the services and resources to meet the demands of population growth in our urban centers.
CommScope’s wireless and fiber optic solutions for smart cities connect buildings, cell towers, street gear, people and other devices throughout the city and within commercial buildings and venues. Any public or private network, whether wired or wireless, is enabled by CommScope solutions, including emergency response, traffic monitoring and control, parking, security and access control for buildings, cell phones, IoT devices, facial recognition and violence detection.
About the Smart Cities Council
Launched in 2012, the Smart Cities Council is the author of the internationally recognized Smart Cities Readiness Guide, which provides guiding principles and best practices for an integrated, cross-cutting smart city. The Readiness Guide is the framework used to produce Readiness Workshops, which are delivered all over the world to help cities create their smart city roadmaps. With regional councils in North America, Europe, India and Australia/New Zealand, the Council is comprised of more than 120 partners and advisors who generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and who have worked on more than 10,000 smart city projects past and present. To learn more, visit www.smartcitiescouncil.com.
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.
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