Smart Cities

  • Silicon Valley discuss China’s AI application

    Silicon Valley discuss China’s AI application

    At a seminar held in Stanford University in Pala Alto, California, senior information technology experts and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley discussed China’s smart city development and application at the U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

  • Singapore announces ambitious plans for Drones, but locals express fears

    Singapore announces ambitious plans for Drones, but locals express fears

    Singapore has unveiled plans to test drones to complete manual tasks, which could see human workers replaced with AI within the next four years. In a country of just 5.6 million and relying heavily on foreign migrant workers, drones could be a solution to the manpower shortage.

  • Singapore launches smart cities co-innovation lab

    Singapore has launched the South East Asia’s first industry-led smart cities development lab.

  • Singapore, London and Barcelona named as the world’s best smart cities

    A report conducted by Phillips Lighting has named Singapore, London and Barcelona as the world’s best smart cities. The comprehensive study examined the drivers and hurdles presented by local authorities that are considering implementing smart city programs into their respective cities.

  • Singaporean startup to build smart city in Cambodia

    Singaporean startup, Limestone Network, has planned to build a smart city in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  • Singtel pushes fibre adoption to support Smart Nation

    Singapore-based telecom provider Singtel announced that it will accelerate fibre-based service adoption for its business and residential customers. Currently, fibre-based networks deliver speeds of up to 100Gbps and provide the connectivity needed for Smart Nation envisioned by Singapore.

  • Smart city technologies will increase IoT revenue to $62bn by 2026

    Nee research into the global phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT) has claimed that revenue from the emerging technologies in the smart city sector will increase its total revenue from $25bn in 2017 to a whopping $62bn in 2026.

  • Smart Dubai explores prospect of decentralized data in smart cities’

    Smart Dubai released a report titled ‘Decentralized Data for Dubai’within which it has partnered up with Outlier Ventures to explore the prospect of using data, the fourth industrial revolution, and Web 3.0 in smart city building.

  • Smart Dubai wins prestigious global award for its cutting-edge Blockchain Strategy

    The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) took home the prestigious City Project Award for the Dubai Blockchain Strategy at the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, on November 14-16, 2017. The Strategy won first place following fierce competition against 308 projects from 58 countries.

  • Smart Dubai’s vision of a digital and interconnected city

    Smart Dubai, an initiative anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth. The organization's visionary leader, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, spoke to Telecom Review about the importance of embracing digital practices and data sharing.

  • Smartest cities in the US announced

    The smartest cities in the US have been formally announced following weeks of public voting in a survey conducted by IDC Government Insights. Over 3,000 votes were cast in the inaugural IDC Smart Cities North America. (SCNAA)

  • South African capital city launches new ‘smart parking app’

    South African capital city Cape Town has launched a 'smart parking app' which has been specifically designed to help motorists locate vacant parking spaces in the city. Cape Town is one of three capital cities in South Africa - and this innovative new solution is part of the city's overall objective towards becoming a 'smart city'.

  • South Korea named World’s most innovative economy - but Nordic nations rule

    South Korea has been named as the No.1 nation in the world when it comes to having an innovative economy. The Korean's came out on top of Bloomberg's Innovation Index for 2017. The nation won the award based on its R&D intensity, value-added manufacturing and patent activity. However, it was the Nordic nations who were the biggest winners overall, but two nations featuring in the top five.

  • 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.

  • South Korean President to export smart cities

    South Korean President, Moon Jae-in has said that he plans to export their smart cities after the construction of their two test-bed cities.

  • STC project that $10bn will be invested in smart cities

    Dr. Tarig Enaya, Senior Vice President of the STC Enterprise Business Unit has revealed that smart cities-associated technology investments that will take place in the next four years worldwide will reach USD 158 billion by 2022 in accordance with the IDC Report. The figure is expected to reach USD 2.7 billion (SAR 10.125 billion) in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Study claims India’s ‘smart cities’ project could have detrimental impact on environment

    India's innovative bid to establish 100 'smart cities' in an effort to support the country's rapid growing urban population may well have a detrimental impact on the environment. A major study conducted by the University of Lincoln in the UK has stated that city planners needed to place a greater emphasis on supporting infrastructure and utilities if they want to avoid the likely prospect of harming the environment.

  • Swiss firm to deploy its IoT blockchain technology in selected ‘smart cities’ in China

    WISeKey, a digital information security, authentication and identity management company based in Switzerland has announced that its Internet of Things blockchain technology is set to be deployed in a number of selected 'smart cities' in China.

  • Tech firm says smart cities lack disruptive wearable technology solutions

    Smartphones do not provide the disruptive technology developments needed to enable intuitive and prolonged interaction with 'smart' homes and cities, says WITgrip.

  • Tech Mahindra partners with Qualcomm to offer global 'Smart City' solutions

    Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions announced today its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated to offer smart city solutions globally. The 'Smart City Accelerator Program' launched by Qualcomm Technologies in April, is aimed at connecting cities, government agencies and enterprises with service providers offering Qualcomm Technologies-based smart city solutions.