Lack of framework-based approach delaying Indian smart city projects, says Gartner

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Research firm Gartner says less than 10% of large-scale, city-wide smart city projects will be implemented across India by 2020.

Currently, the lack of a holistic, framework-based approach and a viable revenue model have delayed such projects in the country which is why many small pilot projects are underway instead of larger scale efforts.

Ganesh Ramamoorthy, research vice president at Gartner, said: “While many Indian cities have announced smart city projects, a structured...

By IoT News, 29 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Can geographic information system technology and IoT be a match made in heaven?

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As our cities and rural areas get smarter and the volume of data generated by IoT-enabled devices increases, so does the potential for Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to transform project planning and service delivery and business strategy across many sectors.

The beauty of GIS mapping technology is not just the ability to provide visual representation of datasets in an easy to digest format, but the potential to combine or correlate this information with all kinds of...

By Jean-Donan Olliero and Chris Bond, 31 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Tech giants including Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM form Partnership on AI

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The world's biggest advancements often come from talented individuals putting their minds together with a common goal. Today's giants of tech started with humble beginnings – such as in a garage or dorm room – but are now brimming with talent looking for the next big thing. 

A collective of the world's biggest technology pioneers has joined forces in a historic partnership...

By Ryan Daws, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

Verizon to acquire Sensity Systems for greater smart cities push

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American telecom giant Verizon Communications has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Sensity Systems as the company aims to add a suite of comprehensive smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace IoT platform.

Sensity Systems taps LED lighting conversions to create a sensor-based, high-speed multiservice IoT platform. It currently has 42 smart city installations worldwide, supplied through its ecosystem partners. These installations enable municipal and facility...

By IoT News, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a Domino's Pizza drone!

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Ever fancied your pizza flown to you? Domino's Pizza could be the first thing you have flown to your house by drone after the firm partnered with Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world before the end of the year. 

With the amount of buzz surrounding Amazon's delivery drones, most of us expected Bezo's giant to be...

By Ryan Daws, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Come back Project NOAH: Smart city award for Philippines initiative

Project NOAH, the Philippines’ key disaster risk reduction and management system which was launched in 2012, has won an IDC award for the top smart city initiative in public safety at the analyst firm’s Smart City Asia Pacific awards (SCAPA).

For the awards, IDC Government Insights conducted a six-phase benchmarking exercise that involved identifying and cataloguing the key projects, online voting for public opinion, and assessment of an international advisory council.

Jubert Daniel Alberto,...

By IoT News, 24 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

How brands can leverage the IoT and connected tech to become public servants

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As we all know, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise to connect the physical and digital worlds, bringing previously inaccessible data to the city and returning pertinent information to the citizen.  Thus far, IoT has been predominantly deployed in private applications for specific purposes. But more and more smart city initiatives are sprouting up where cities and private industry are working together to forge public private partnerships (P3), in order to solve...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Philadelphia looks to take forward vision of smart city by inviting ideas to leverage IoT

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The city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology is inviting technologists, telecommunications specialists, advertising agencies, social entrepreneurs, engineers, architects, designers, NGOs, and general city enthusiasts working locally or internationally to submit ideas to leverage the IoT and further the city’s future as a smart city.

Philadelphia is looking to undertake projects using a revenue sharing, public private partnership model in order to deliver...

By IoT News, 20 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Anglian Water looking to smart metering in new trial

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Anglian Water, one of the largest water recycling and water providers in the UK, is working with communications infrastructure provider Arqiva to trial out a smart water metering service.

The move is in partnership with utility technology provider Sensus, whose smart water meters in residential and non-residential properties will record hourly usage readings and then report back to Anglian Water. The proposed move will enable Anglian to better identify potential leaks or any other...

By James Bourne, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Netherlands beats South Korea to the punch in rolling out nationwide IoT network

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It was a close run contest – but the Netherlands beat South Korea to announcing a nationwide network for the Internet of Things (IoT) by four days.

On June 30, KPN announced the deployment of a network based on the LoRa standard, which went live in November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with a rapid rollout beginning in early 2016, while on July 4 SK Telecom unveiled its grand plans for a nationwide LPWAN (low power wide area network) LoRa IoT network.

For the...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.