American telecom giant AT&T, which is building on more than a decade of experience as a technology leader in developing IoT solutions, has formed a dedicated Smart Cities Organisation to further expand its leadership in this rapidly growing space.
Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, AT&T is already helping communities solve problems by connecting things like utility meters, street lights, and water systems.
Smart City solutions range from detecting speeding cars, to conserving energy with motion sensor lights in parking garages, video monitoring, and intelligent transportation.
This way cities can save money, preserve natural resources, and build better relationships with their citizens. In addition to providing connectivity solutions to industrial assets, AT&T is also providing cloud-based technology that provides real-time energy usage and management and allows a customer to prepay their electric bill.
“With more than 23 million connected devices globally, we’re building IoT platforms that work together to help create a better, more sustainable world,” accompany official said.
It is working with leading ecosystem partners, existing Smart City organisations (public and private) and research universities to create living labs in spotlight communities that demonstrate tangible benefits of connected cities.