London

  • Chelsea Football Club appoints Ericsson as Connected Venue Partner

    Ericsson has been named connectivity partner for Stamford Bridge – Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium in Fulham, London. Free Wi-Fi coverage will be provided via the Small Cell as a Service connected venue business model whereby Ericsson designs, builds and operates the network on the customer’s behalf.

  • Cisco announces agreement with Vodafone and O2 to roll-out free public Wi-Fi in London

    US technology firm Cisco Systems has announced that its technologies will be used to help roll-out free public Wi-Fi in London. Last week, London Mayor, Sadiq Khan vowed to make London the 'smartest city' in the world - and one way of ensuring that vision is to enhance 'connectivity'.

  • Dubai can become thriving FinTech hub like London, Singapore and New York

    Dubai has expressed its aspirations to become the next FinTech hub. The city has enjoyed decades of rapid growth - and has developed its infrastructure to become a key business center which has now firmly switched its focus towards the FinTech sector.

  • Europe’s smartest cities: striking the right balance between sustainability and innovation

    In the era of Industry 4.0, smart cities are characterized by advanced, next-generation technologies which are incorporated into a given city or area’s infrastructure to better the lives of the respective city’s citizens. Through the wider adoption of emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR), among others, smart cities are no longer a thing of the future.

  • Facial recognition: A threat to privacy

    Facial recognition has become one of the most widely discussed biometric technology solutions in recent months. Those who advocate its use point to its ability to keep us safe. It enhances security systems. Likewise, they highlight the convenience for users. It does not require any physical interaction.

  • Finnish city named Intelligent Community of the Year

    The Finnish city of Espoo has been named as the 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum at a global summit held in London.

  • Ford expands operations by opening ‘smart mobility’ facility in the UK

    Ford Motor Co has announced its plans to open a 'smart mobility' facility in the UK. The US automotive colossus will extend its services by opening a new office in London - and plans to start a workforce of forty people. The 'smart mobility' facility will be located on Here East campus which is co-working business incubator, set up in part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

  • From Dubai to Dallas – Vote for your favourite ‘smart city’

    Smart Cities World Forums is currently conducting a poll in an effort to establish which city our global readership thinks is the 'smartest' in the world.

  • LIBF awards Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh with honorary award

    The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) has accorded an honorary Master’s Degree award to His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State (UAE) and Executive Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market, during its annual graduation ceremony held at the Guildhall in central London.

  • Lighting makeover for London bridges

    Lighting makeover for London bridges

    Fifteen of London’s iconic bridges are to be illuminated in a new “ground-breaking” project that will transform and invigorate the Thames riverfront. The Illuminated River Foundation and Signify have partnered together to provide connected LED lighting that will light up the historic landmarks via centrally managed software.More than 22,000 connected LED light points, capable of displaying over 16 million colours, will be used to create dynamic lighting effects in the city’s first holistic lighting strategy.

  • London invests £10 million in fibre optics using Tube tunnel

    Large areas of London are set to be upgraded from copper cables to full fibre optics using the Tube network and public buildings, thanks to a £10 million investment launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The plans represent the largest investment in connectivity City Hall has ever made.

  • London joins forces against climate change

     The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is partnering with eleven major UK businesses in a bid to make London the world’s greenest global city.

  • London launches new tech initiative in effort to become world’s ‘smartest’ city

    The Mayor of London has once again reiterated his desire to make the UK capital the 'smartest' city in the world by launching a new innovative tech entrepreneur program.

  • London set to deploy AI-powered tech for cycle route planning

    Transport for London (TfL) has piloted a project which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to plan cycle routes in the city.

  • London set to introduce ‘electric black cabs’ in effort to address pollution concerns

    London has reiterated its effort to reduce the harmful levels of pollution in the city by deploying the first ever electric taxis in the city. However, in an effort to maintain the traditional features of the city, the environmentally-friendly taxis will be the iconic 'black cabs'.

  • Major cities of the world commit to zero emissions from 2025

    Some of the world's biggest cities have pledged their commitment to protect the environment and rid their cities of harmful fossil fuels by agreeing to deploy zero emissions buses from 2025. Twelve major cities will introduce the environmentally-friendly vehicles to its transportation systems from 2025, in a bid to make major areas of their cities 'fossil fuel free' by 2030.

  • Mayor outlines his ambition to make London the world’s-leading ‘smart city’

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has expressed his desire to see London become the world's leading 'smart city' during his address at London Technology week. The topic of 'smart cities' continues to dominate technology conferences and ICT exhibition - as government entities and city councils on a global basis examine ways in which they can implement technologies to make their cities 'smarter' for the benefit of its citizens and residents.

  • New York, Tokyo and London ranked top of Innovative Cities Index

    Analytical agency 2thinknow has published its Innovation Cities Index 2019. The list is topped by New York, which has picked up three points to push last year’s leaders – Tokyo and London – down one place each.

  • Paris set to introduce high-tech environmentally friendly river taxis

    The French capital of Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world - famed for its wonderful culture, fantastic cuisine and historical landmarks. However, French authorities are now set to give the go ahead to futuristic egg shaped 'river taxis' which would dramatically reshape the landscape of this beautiful city.

  • Reports claim that London will not be ready for autonomous cars until 2030

    A report conducted by London's lawmakers has claimed that the city is currently not equipped to facilitate the forthcoming self-driving revolution.