Telecommunications

More good reasons to take mobile tech seriously

Fri, 2014-04-18 06:00 -- Doug Cooley
04/18/2014

City officials wondering how important it is to optimize their networks for mobile users may be interested in a recent report from Cisco. The networking giant predicts that the global appetite for data access via mobile devices will exponentially soar between now and 2018. Click to see one way smart cities are taking advantage of the boom.

The crucial smart city issue you are probably ignoring (more bandwidth!)

Wed, 2014-03-12 06:00 -- Jesse Berst
03/12/2014

Smart cities must have lots of wireless bandwidth. That's a challenge -- but one Council Global Partner Qualcomm is taking on. Working with Sprint, Qualcomm is piloting small cell sites that improve coverage in dense urban environments where high demand leads to spotty service. Get the details.

A smart approach: Italian telecom and energy utility explore network synergies

Wed, 2014-03-12 06:00 -- Doug Cooley
03/12/2014

Two major utilities based in Italy are exploring how they might leverage each other’s networks and infrastructures to improve service and operations. It's a smart way to get more bang for their euro, as you'll see in this new excerpt from the Smart Cities Readiness Guide.

Google claims to know the digital capital of each U.S. state (but doesn't)

Wed, 2013-08-28 06:00 -- Jesse Berst
08/28/2013

Google's attempt to find the top "eCity" for each U.S. state may be a cute idea – but its methodology seems pretty fishy to us. Click to the site to see which cities topped the list – and whether you think the search giant ought to search again for America's real digital capitals.

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