Will Alba Iulia be Romania’s first smart city?

Thu, 2018-06-28 08:59 -- SCC Europe Staff

The small city of Alba Iulia in central Romania is undergoing big changes, attracting the most European funds in the country for projects that are helping to seriously boost tourism. First on the list: the restoration of the 18th century Alba Carolina citadel. Twenty projects alone were devoted to rejuvenating the tourist attraction, and now the city is using the rest of its regional development funding to improve infrastructure, building roads, bike paths and additional tourist attractions.

How San Jose's building on its own momentum (with help from its tech partners)

Thu, 2018-06-21 16:12 -- Doug Peeples

What started as a relatively small project to improve San Jose's wireless services has grown into something substantially larger: a platform to accommodate next-generation 5G mobile technology, greatly expand broadband internet access and provide opportunities for many more smart city services for its citizens.

Dublin’s community-centred smart project

Fri, 2018-06-08 06:49 -- SCC Europe Staff

As part of the Smart Dublin strategy, the city is looking to provide better services, improve economic activity, and increase collaboration and engagement—and the citizens are the key to achieving these goals. Four local authorities are teaming up with the community to solve some of the city’s more puzzling challenges, transforming Dublin into an even more attractive place to live and work for generations to come.

San Jose's new wireless project: a prime example of "Think big, but start small"

Thu, 2018-04-26 14:01 -- Doug Peeples

San Jose and AT&T are working together on a project to improve wireless coverage in the city for citizens and first responders. It's not a big project. However, if all goes well it will be the key that unlocks a tremendous number of opportunities to enhance city services — and the city's livability.

NYC's free Wi-Fi network is getting a boost (a reliability boost, that is)

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:32 -- Doug Peeples

When cities provide a popular service, they need to be sure it's dependable, that everything works as it should — or they'll be getting an earful from frustrated citizens. Learn about the smart technologies New York City is using to ensure its network of kiosks offering free public phone calls and Wi-Fi is always on.

Australia turns on world's first 5G Wi-Fi hot spots (and yes, it's a big deal)

Wed, 2018-04-04 14:29 -- Doug Peeples

Australian telecom Telstra has turned on what is said to be the world's first 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hot spots available to the public as part of an evaluation of its next generation technology. Click for details and why it's such an important development for smart cities.