In Chickasha, Oklahoma, recent murders of three women prompted the local sheriff's department to team with Verizon to help women in need. Read how Verizon refurbishes donated cell phones to give domestic violence victims a lifeline.
Demand for blazing fast Internet is growing faster than service providers can roll it out. But Allied Telesis is trying to help them reach more people without having to rewire neighborhoods.
Qualcomm takes on the 1000x mobile data challenge with MuLTEfire… Veolia will operate Ireland's largest biomass plant… Enevo pilots its smart waste bins in Washington, D.C. area… ABB strengthens the electric grid in New York and Massachusetts… Saudi Telecom gets a nice shout-out from the UK Telegraph.
Itron's game-changing OpenWay Riva scores wins… Bechtel working with Google on Nashville's ultra-fast Internet roll out… Cubic and Chicago Transit Authority take ITS honors for innovation… Ooredoo a triple winner in Asia Communications Awards… Bit Stew Systems partnership helps utilities in Asia and Australia.
The ability to communicate ranks right up there with food and shelter after a disaster. Verizon has invested in a wide range of emergency services that have helped connect communities after hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. It not only helps victims, but also those coming to their aid.
Qatar’s ambitious plan to draw more tourists is getting a boost from Ooredoo, the country's top communications company. Ooredoo is working with the hospitality industry to give travelers what they want via a smart hospitality suite. There's a lesson here for other regions eager to attract more visitors.
More and more people are accessing the world through their smartphones rather than PCs, thanks to industry leaders like Qualcomm. But what's next? A Cisco forecast suggests if you want to continue engaging citizens on their smartphones, you may need to hire a videographer.
Many cities are building apps to better connect with their citizens, but are they giving them the apps they really want? Don't miss a new IBM report on apps people say they want most. There are some surprises.
Seeing how other cities cement their smart city actions plans can often help gel your own. Montreal just wrapped up its smart city road map after months of consultation with the public as well as local experts and researching global models. Click to learn what tops the Canadian city's smart city to-do list.
IoT Analytics has ranked the top 15 emerging Internet of Things cities in the world. Wondering why it matters if cities are on the IoT bandwagon? A white paper from Verizon offers some compelling reasons. Click to download it – and to see which cities are leading the way.