AT&T forms Smart Cities Organisation for citywide IoT
Telecom giant AT&T is expanding its focus on IoT for cities with its new dedicated Smart Cities Organisation.
The new initiative is similar to the firm's connected car organisation, but focused on creating innovative and disruptive IoT-based solutions for cities instead of cars. AT&T is already engaged in delivering IoT to solve community challenges like street lights, water systems and utility meters.
The firm is working current private and public smart city organisations, ecosystem partners and research universities to conduct trials of its solutions in key communities. The AT&T Foundry for IoT innovation centre, located in Plano, Texas, will play a major role in these solutions.
The firm's new smart city solutions include intelligent transportation, video monitoring, motion sensor-based smart lighting in parking garages and vehicle speed detection solutions. Smart Lighting, for instance, allows users to manage the street lighting system of an entire city using an app. Smart Water helps prevent water wastage and improve water supply management using acoustic detection technologies.
AT&T's IoT solutions extend beyond industrial organisations and reach end users and customers as well. For instance, its cloud-based technology enables users to view their real-time energy usage and prepay their electric bills.
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