• Australia completes its $10m smart city project

    Australia’s largest smart city project, which plans to establish Darwin as a ”smart, livable, productive and sustainable capital city”.

  • Big data: A force to be reckoned with in the time of COVID-19

    Access to the latest and greatest in emerging technologies places us in a favorable position as a society when it comes to combatting the pandemic. COVID-19 has essentially affected the entire world, not just in terms of health, but has also placed many businesses and entire industries at risk and has forced us all to work and learn from home. This has caused quite the disruption and many organizations and governments across the world are working tirelessly to put an end to the crisis in recent months.

  • Brazilian security firm says its AI technology can make Dubai the safest city in the world

    A security organisation will present futuristic artificial intelligence camera and sensor technology that sees, smells and listens for potential problems, at the Future Cities Show in Dubai in a push to make Dubai the world's safest smart city.

  • Chinese police use ‘smart glasses’ to detect criminals

    Police in China have embraced AI technology after introducing revolutionary 'smart glasses' which enables its officers to identify passengers and car license plates within milliseconds.

  • Dubai Police launches artificial intelligence surveillance project

    The Dubai Police General HQ has launched the "Oyoon" (Eyes) project which aims to create an integrated security system using sophisticated technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) features to prevent crime, reduce traffic related deaths and negative incidents.

  • Etisalat unveils UAE’s first cloud-based video surveillance solution

    Etisalat has announced the launch of its Video Surveillance (VSAAS), providing small and medium businesses (SMBs) with a value-added service that addresses their security and regulatory compliance needs.

  • 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.

  • Smart city spending to reach $158bn in 2022

    A new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that investments in smart city initiatives will amount to more than $81bn globally in 2018, with Singapore, Tokyo, New York City, London and Shanghai as main investors.

  • Smart street lighting to gain greater traction in 314 US cities

    The US’s largest 314 cities are reportedly converting to LED street lighting, highlighting the increased interest in smart and connecting street lights.

  • South Korea tackles Coronavirus spread with new tracking systems

    Central and local governments in South Korea plan are working on a system to track cases of Coronavirus through the use of data and surveillance.

  • Will IoT Flat Rates Kill Revenue Assurance?

    When mobile data, video and streaming plans started offering an “all-you-can-eat” menu, they included just that – unlimited usage. Regardless of the amount of data used, the concept was that the subscriber was charged a single fixed rate each month, in order to avoid overage charges and customers’ experiencing bill shock. Many in the industry believed these flat rate tariffs would alleviate the need for billing and rating validations or requiring assurance services. Instead, what transpired was a realization that the complexities of revenue assurance audits simply shifted the goal posts for revenue assurance teams to continue to deliver billing accuracy.