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  • “Hong Kong must learn from Moscow’s approach to traffic congestion” – Dr. Winnie Tang

    Using information technology to improve the quality of living is a common strategy of many countries in recent years. Take traffic congestion that many cities are facing as an example, Moscow was once named the most congested city out of the 400 cities surveyed by TomTom, a Dutch smart mobility service provider. How did Moscow tackle the problem through technology?

  • A ‘Brighter’ future with Actiste IoT healthcare solution

    Brighter is a health-tech company from Sweden, founded in 2007, with a vision to improve quality of life and reduce the complications of chronic diseases. Brighter developed ‘Actiste’, the world’s first unified diabetes care device with a mobile-connected service for monitoring and treating insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a pocket-sized device that combines the necessary functions for daily diabetes care and shares the data with healthcare providers. At GITEX technology week, Ericsson showcased Actiste as an example of how IoT solutions are being used in healthcare. Telecom Review secured an interview with Petra Kaur, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of Brighter, to find out more about how this will contribute to science and help to reduce the burden on healthcare systems around the world.

  • Accenture to develop new IoT algorithm aimed at improving driver safety in Japan

    Two Japanese businesses are combining resources along with global consulting services colossus Accenture in an effort to develop an algorithm aimed at transforming driver safety.

  • Are smart cities safe from cyberattacks

    A comprehensive report compiled by expert researchers from IBM Security has once again highlighted just how vulnerable smart cities are to being hacked.

  • Big data analytics: How far will businesses go to uncover their customers’ desires?

    To deliver products and services that people want, businesses must learn to think like them to better understand buyer perception and bridge a relationship with their respective market. The concept of collecting data for analysis has been around for years - capturing data that streams into businesses, and then analyzing the findings to obtain valuable customer information. But only in today's rapidly evolving realm of big data analytics, we are seeing organizations capitalizing on the ability to tap into millions of consumer feelings and interactions through information provided by the likes of social media platforms.

  • Blockchain spending in MEA expected to double in 2018

    Spending on blockchain solutions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to more than double this year, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation. The global technology research and consulting firm's recently launched 'Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide' shows spending in the region totaling $80.8 million for 2018, up 107% on the $38.9 million spent in 2017.

  • Canadian telco introduces managed IoT security service

    Bell Mobility announced a managed Internet of Things (IoT) security service that offers businesses, smart cities and other organizations employing IoT solutions with an advanced layer of comprehensive security services to detect and respond to evolving cyber threats.

  • Chinese operator to assist Hong Kong on AI, 5G and autonomous driving

    A Chinese operator has agreed to enter into multiple partnerships with Hong Kong as the city bolsters its effort to accelerate its smart city ambitions.

  • Cities Coalition for Digital Rights endorses Smart Moscow

    The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has declared Moscow’s digital projects that are aligned with the Coalition’s aims to collaboratively protect, promote and monitor residents’ and visitors’ digital rights.

  • CitiLogik wins Data Pioneer of the Year award

    CitiLogik wins Data Pioneer of the Year award

    An insights and predictive analytics enterprise, Citi Logik, has won Data Pioneer of the Year Award at the 2018 UK Business Technology Awards.

  • Connected cars: a golden safety opportunity or a hacker’s playground?

    The ‘connected’ car, while still in its early stages, is expected to improve traffic flow and most importantly, consumer safety. However, concerns have been on the rise about the cybersecurity element of these vehicles.

  • COVID-19 ‘heat map’ unveiled, using Facebook-powered data

    A heat map powered by Facebook data has been unveiled in an effort to track the spread of the novel coronavirus and reopen society again.

  • Deployment of ‘smart lampposts’ could save Europe €2.1bn every year

    The deployment of 'smart lampposts' could potentially save Europe €2.1bn every year according to analysis which was conducted by Sharing Cities, a Europe-wide Smart Cities organization. The comprehensive report highlights that currently Europe spends around $3bn on street lighting on an annual basis.

  • European cities express desire to implement 10 million ‘smart’ streetlights by 2025

    The European Commission (EC) has indicated its plans to help generate funds for a number of European cities who have expressed a desire to erect 'smart' streetlamps in their respective cities across the EU. Research has uncovered that local governments in the EU spent around €7.6bn to light public street lights in 2015. However, the bills could be slashed by up to 70% if local authorities agree to pay extra to install new 'smart' lighting systems aimed at energy efficiency.

  • Facebook challenge gag order from US court, saying it poses a threat to free speech

    Social networking colossus Facebook is challenging a gag order from a US court that is currently preventing the organization from talking about three government search warrants. However, Facebook are claiming that the preventative measures implemented by the US court pose a threat to freedom of speech.

  • Facebook hires Patriot Act co-author as new chief lawyer

    Facebook has hired a new lawyer, Jennifer Newstead, a high-ranking US State Department Lawyer, who will oversee Facebook’s global legal functions amid pressure from regulators regarding its privacy policies.

  • General Motors and SoftBank invest in self-driving technology start-up

    The focus on self-driving technology, electrification and autonomy continues to accelerate and that was evidenced further by the investment in Silicon Valley based start-up NAUTO, by General Motors and SoftBank Group.

  • German delegation visit China in mission to become a ‘smart city’

    A German delegation is travelling to the headquarters of telecommunications vendor Huawei in Shenzhen, China - in an effort to become a fully-fledged smart city.

  • Helsinki sets new data strategy to improve public services through automation

    Helsinki’s city administration has announced its plans to create a data strategy, following the appointment of a new head of data strategy and implementation, Kimmo Karhu.

  • Huawei outlines five trends that can make cities 'smarter and safer'

    Rapid urbanization has made public safety a top priority of city governance. Governments worldwide recognize that urban safety plays a vital role in protecting people's lives and property, and is the cornerstone of economic growth in modern cities. To make cities smarter and safer, they are adopting innovative information and communications technologies (ICT) designed to prevent and react to evolving threats.