Telecommunications

Why Thailand wants smart cities -- and which one will be the first

Wed, 2016-01-27 06:00 -- SCC Staff
01/27/2016

Smart cities figure heavily in Thailand's national policy to embrace a digital economy and become a digital hub for the region. As part of its strategy the Thai government recently selected one of its most popular tourist destinations, the island of Phuket (pronounced Poo-ket), for the first of its smart city pilot projects.

Black & Veatch lends a hand (and talent) to nationwide smart cities initiative

Wed, 2016-01-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff
01/13/2016

Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch will contribute its engineering and construction expertise to Envision America, a nationwide program devoted to helping cities speed up and successfully deploy their smart cities programs. Read the story to learn more about the company's role in the initiative.

Ooredoo's new app: get medical care where and when you need it

Fri, 2015-12-04 06:00 -- SCC Staff
12/04/2015

If you've ever traveled far from home and needed a doctor or emergency medical service, you’ll likely appreciate communications company Ooredoo's new smart phone app for its customers. The app provides 24/7 medical referral services for its traveling customers who need medical help.

5G broadband could be the ticket for even smarter smart cities

Wed, 2015-11-11 06:00 -- SCC Staff
11/11/2015

5G mobile broadband is on the horizon and it’s generating a lot of excitement. At a time when almost every device will likely be connected to the Internet of Things, 5G technology's mega-fast speed and far greater bandwidth than 4G mean it will be used in a variety of applications, from connected transportation to more responsive, smarter cities. Read about some of them in our story.

Apps to the rescue of Indian women

Tue, 2015-11-10 03:15 -- India SeniorEditor
11/09/2015

Gone are the days when mobile phones were used as tools for only communicating, networking, socialising or even gaming for the matter. In order to counter the high rate of crimes against women, the new age smart solutions, empower women with safety and security based mobile apps like – bSafe, Raksha, SheShuttle to name a few – that act as defence mechanism in time of crisis.

Apps to the rescue of Indian women

Tue, 2015-11-10 03:11 -- India SeniorEditor
11/09/2015

Gone are the days when mobile phones were used as tools for only communicating, networking, socialising or even gaming for the matter. In order to counter the high rate of crimes against women, the new age smart solutions, empower women with safety and security based mobile apps like – bSafe, Raksha, SheShuttle to name a few – that act as defence mechanism in time of crisis.

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