Telecommunications

Update: All states on board for new public safety broadband network

Thu, 2018-01-04 14:55 -- Doug Peeples
01/04/2018

It's unanimous. All 50 states have decided to opt-in in to what will be the country's first nationwide public safety broadband communications network. Click to learn about how the new network is expected to improve emergency response times, disaster recovery and first responder efficiency.

Trending: the demand for IT professionals continues

Wed, 2017-12-27 16:06 -- Doug Peeples
12/27/2017

A new report says companies in many cities expect to add IT professionals to their staffs in the first half of 2018, as they have been this year. Cities looking for talent to help them with their smart city initiatives should be aware that competition for those skilled professionals is expected to remain strong.

Are citizen-led projects the way forward for smart cities?

Wed, 2017-11-08 00:35 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/06/2017

Involving citizens in public data collection and decision-making processes is helping cities across Europe narrow in on the projects and areas that really need shaping. Cities like Oradea in Romania have connected its public institutions to a single platform, making everything from tax paying to medical appointments easily accessible for citizens. Citizen science and sensors in Amsterdam, meanwhile, have helped monitor the city’s air quality.

Bristol takes the lead as the UK's smartest smart city. Here's why...

Thu, 2017-10-26 16:02 -- Doug Peeples
10/26/2017

The UK has long been considered a hotbed of smart city innovation and progress, with London at the top of the list. But as of earlier this week, that spotlight is shining on Bristol. Read our story to find out why (and what your city can do to be like Bristol).

Oradea's plan to become Romania's first smart city

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
09/29/2017

What does it take for a city to make the switch and become “smarter”? This is the question Oradea in northwest Romania is looking to answer with its plan to become the first Romanian smart city. With the Oradea Smart City strategy, the city is drafting a long-term plan based on a series of ICT-based solutions aimed to be put in place by 2025. Not only will these solutions help Oradea earn the title of Romania’s first smart city, it’ll also solve a number of public issues it currently faces.

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