Like Hyderabad, Bengaluru goes for drones

Like Hyderabad, Bengaluru goes for drones

After a pilot survey of the Jayanagar ward using drones, the Bengaluru revenue department is expanding the drone-based project to all wards in Bengaluru. This is one more step towards implementing the ambitious Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) project, which...

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Drones to track illegal construction

Drones to track illegal construction

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to come down heavily on encroachments onto city green spaces and lakes as well as illegal constructions using drones, ET Realty reported. The corporation’s directorate of enforcement, vigilance and...

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3D Printing construction technology launched

3D Printing construction technology launched

A group of alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and the faculty of Civil Engineering have come together to launch India's first 3D printing construction technology. The company that is collaborating with IIT-M in this venture is Tvasta...

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Steel city becomes smarter with IoT

The industrial city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, while not on the official list of cities under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, is witnessing several internet of things (IoT) applications designed to make the lives of its 1-million-plus residents better....

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Nokia, Zain bring project to S. Arabia

Nokia, Zain bring project to S. Arabia

Saudi mobile telephony operator Zain KSA and Finnish vendor Nokia have signed a MoU to collaborate on a Smart City initiative in Jeddah. The two companies will apply advanced networking technologies in  Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing to connect and...

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NEC showcases products

NEC showcases products

NEC New Zealand is ramping up its Smart City push, showcasing its suite of offerings to central and local government leaders in Wellington last week. NEC is the official technology partner of Land Information New Zealand Smart City coalition, providing the building...

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Battle for market share

Battle for market share

By 2020 it is estimated that there will be 50 billion Internet-connected things, and those connections will be worth $1.3 trillion by 2019. And that's got Verizon Communications and AT&T linked in an epic battle for control over the wireless waves that connect...

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Connected things to expand

Connected things to expand

Research by Gartner predicts a 30% rise in connected “things” to 6.4 billion devices in 2016. These machine to machine (M2M) devices, networked into the Internet of Things (IoT), are starting to appear in urban, industrial and city environments - from security cameras...

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IoT wave grips investors

IoT wave grips investors

Investors are readying to put billions of dollars into   Internet of Things (IoT) market, whose size is estimated to grow from $51.96 billion in 2015 to $147.51 bn by 2020 with at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.2 per cent. According to a new...

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Verizon looks at IoT push

Verizon looks at IoT push

Verizon says Internet of Things is entering a new age in digital space by becoming mainstream in the field of Smart  Cities and cited recent deals   by big players such as Cisco, GE and IBM. A report said there is a drastic leap from 2014’s connected IoT device count...

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Magos wins Brazil contract

Magos wins Brazil contract

Magos Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of state of the art affordable radars that have revolutionized the way perimeter security is viewed, has won the 3C Smart City challenge for the Smart City of Croatá being built in Brazil. This radar will be deployed...

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IoT in consumer gadgets

IoT in consumer gadgets

The market is getting flooded with a lot of Internet of Things consumer gadgets that include smart doorbells, WiFi enabled toothbrushes, refrigerators that order groceries and ovens that can be scheduled to cook dinner. What has become known as IoT occurs when: 1.)...

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Need to building IoT teams

Need to building IoT teams

Building talented Internet of Things (LoT) teams is a challenge as it is a uncharted territory and can make and break the path to success. A team of anthropologists, software architects, and designers at Intel Labs have observed dozens of organizations and interviewed...

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Connected devices drive growth

Connected devices drive growth

Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are touted as technologies that are necessary to run Smart Cities. They include use of  sensors, beacons, telematics, fitness trackers, mobile apps, global positioning devices, etc that become ‘connected’...

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Dubai show on Huawei solutions

Dubai show on Huawei solutions

Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei has showcased its latest infrastructure and utilities technologies in Dubai, supporting the region’s ongoing Smart City adoption plans at this year’s IoTx event. It exhibited its newly launched Connected Cities Lighting...

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Panasonic plan cuts CO2 by half

Panasonic plan cuts CO2 by half

Panasonic's green community in Yokohama, scheduled to open in 2018, will reduce carbon emissions by nearly half through a power-sharing system, according to concept designs. Reports said the Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town will be built on the site of a former...

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Israeli firms in Brazil pilot project

Israeli firms in Brazil pilot project

Israeli firms are tying up with Brazil to develop high-tech solutions for the country’s Smart City landscaping and engineering. Brazil has announced plans to build a Smart City from scratch in its northern territory that will house 20,000 residents of low...

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Sidewalk Labs offers new platform

Sidewalk Labs offers new platform

Alphabet's Sidewalk Lab uses data and analytics to better analyse traffic in an effort to reduce congestion. More data means better transportation systems. Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, is hard at work on a new platform called Flow...

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Israel, US firms win projects

Israel, US firms win projects

Israel-based wireless broadband company Radwin and the US-headquartered communications solutions provider Avaya have entered into strategic partnership for India's ambitious Smart City initiative. The two companies will jointly bid for projects as a part of their...

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Smart lighting tie-up

Smart lighting tie-up

California-based Silver Spring Networks has announced a new go-to-market partner, Rongwen, for its rapidly growing Smart Cities and smart street lighting business. Rongwen is one of the largest smart LED street light providers and operators in China, and has deployed...

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IoT sensors get boost

IoT sensors get boost

The sudden surge in the demand for IoT sensors is attributable to the burgeoning automotive industry and the proliferating industrial Internet of Things market. The IoT sensors market is also being driven by the rising demand for consumer electronics and the...

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Wireless for transportation

Wireless for transportation

Selected cities in the US Smart City competition will get new technologies such as wireless communication for the transport sector. NXP and partner Cohda Wireless will give the winning Smart City wireless communication modules that allow cars to securely exchange data...

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Wipro partners with Schneider

Bangalore-based Wipro Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automated systems, to develop convergent solutions for India's proposed Smart Cities. Wipro and Schneider will collaborate to...

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Powering driverless cars

Powering driverless cars

Nissan has released a Smart City concept incorporating environmentally friendly energy generation with driverless cars. It uses vehicle-to-grid technology, battery storage, wireless charging, autonomous drive technology and over-the-air connectivity to demonstrate how...

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Satellite cities look for change

Satellite cities look for change

The   administration of the Indonesian city of Bekasi has launched an ambitious Smart City programme with the establishment of a command centre including real-time parking records and use of public monitoring application Qlue. Amid criticism that the municipality...

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Driverless Cars for cities

Driverless Cars for cities

A survey has found that America’s cities have been slow in incorporating the autonomous vehicles technology into their plans. But the announcement of $50 million plans under Smart City challenge changed all this for futuristic transport vision. The US Department of...

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Sartup offers network solutions

Sartup offers network solutions

Gaia Smart Cities, an Indian start-up pioneering Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities solutions have entered into an agreement with Stream Technologies to collaborate roll-out Smart City networks across India. Under the pact, Stream's 'IoT-X' Connectivity...

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Companies show off smart tech

Companies show off smart tech

At Mobile World Congress Barcelona hundreds of companies showed off new smart city technologies, some that are just in the start-up phase while others are being implemented in select cities. One concept further along in deployment is a smart parking meter made by...

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Top ranking technology firms

Top ranking technology firms

IBM and Cisco are the top two Smart City technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five, reports have...

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Make infrastructure smart

Make infrastructure smart

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says it is important to use technology for driving innovation to make infrastructure ‘smart’ at the city and national levels. He predicts that cities that embrace smart technology, including Internet of Things-boosted infrastructure and...

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Barcelona show highlights smartness

Barcelona show highlights smartness

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, Smart City technologies were on display at a scale that was bigger than ever -- and more advanced. AT&T and a host of smaller companies worked with the MWC's organiser, GSMA, to pull together dozens of Internet...

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IoT requires standardisation

IoT requires standardisation

Experts says that Smart Cities will provide one of the most intriguing and innovative applications for the internet of things (IoT) that will enable offering of untold benefits for governments and citizens enhancing quality of life, security and sustainability. At the...

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Developing countries innovate

Developing countries innovate

Smart technologies are not the monopoly of mature economies where they already have sound fundamentals, but also poor countries struggling to scale up their own innovations for local needs. Among these innovations are the potentially important home-grown technologies...

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‘Intelligent’ electronic devices

‘Intelligent’ electronic devices

Smart Cities are founded by integrating 'intelligent' electronic devices into local governance systems in order to find solutions to city-wide problems, improving daily living and managing resources more efficiently. The ability of connected devices to link with city...

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It is all about sensors but more on big data

It is all about sensors but more on big data

Many tech analysts say that Smart City is not only about sensors but it is more on big data. What will make a city actually become smart is the integration and analysis of data from otherwise potentially disparate initiatives. If the goal is integrated public, private...

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Technologies face privacy challenges

Technologies face privacy challenges

Cities around the world, including India where the first batch of Smart Cities has been announced, have to start working on strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges. Developing technologies and systems to...

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Prices of sensors, analytical software drop

Prices of sensors, analytical software drop

As sensor technologies have become cheaper and analytics software has become more detailed, cites around the world are looking to Smart City projects that can help them update waste and water management, energy, transportation, and host of other systems. Smart Cities...

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Open data adds to efficiency

Open data adds to efficiency

India-born Archana Vamulapalli has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia (DC) by Mayor Muriel Elizabeth Bowser . The announcement was accompanied by reiteration of the mayor’s commitment to Open Data push. In fact, the Office of...

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Barcelona tests open platform for smart services

Barcelona tests open platform for smart services

To manage the city's infrastructure centrally, Barcelona's council and supercomputing centre, with Cisco and other technology partners, have just completed an innovative proof-of-concept platform. One could spot on the city thoroughfares grey cabinets housing a range...

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London explores $27m European tech programme

London explores $27m European tech programme

London has joined other European cities in a $27million programme to test smart technologies that can improve the lives of citizens. The Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse initiative will see London, Milan, Lisbon, Warsaw, Bordeaux and Burgas undertake a variety...

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UK’s Telensa lights up $18million In funding

UK’s Telensa lights up $18million In funding

UK-based Telensa, which develops Smart City solutions, has emerged as the domestic leader in smart street lighting, as local governments seek ways to reduce energy consumption. The outward looking company has sold its technology in eight countries including in China,...

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Growth through standardisation

Growth through standardisation

Electricity is the major source that will power Smart Cities. It drives technological innovations that make cities smarter. It also ensures sufficient fresh water supplies, disposal of sewerage, facilitates travel from one point to another efficiently, ensures safety...

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Cambridge tech drives Polish transport system

Cambridge tech drives Polish transport system

UK-based Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL )has developed a new intelligent transport system (ITS) to enhance Smart City capabilities. It is being implemented in Rzeszow – the largest city in south-eastern Poland. CBNL is the market leader in...

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Connected street lights for Taipei

Connected street lights for Taipei

Billion Electric, a leading networking and energy management solutions provider, has become strategic partners of numerous LED streetlight vendors to deploy its Smart Streetlight Control Solution (LCMS) for a city-wide street light infrastructure project. This will...

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Company offers projects to become smart

Company offers projects to become smart

Black & Veatch, a company that offers engineering and construction services with smart technology and data analytics expertise, to help selected US cities develop and deploy Smart City programmes. It will collaborate with Envision America, which is a programme...

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AT&T alliance pushes high technology

AT&T alliance pushes high technology

Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM and Qualcomm have signed up for AT&T Smart City Alliance, which will work with Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas cities on projects to create M2M (machine-to-machine) applications and services for local authorities. The alliance will...

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Ericsson India forms industry and society division

Ericsson India forms industry and society division

In line with the government’s Digital India initiative, Ericsson India has set up a new division, Industry and Society, to focus on – utility, transport and public safety and Smart City. The company has also signed an agreement with Sterlite Technologies, a leading...

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Small scale is good for India

Experts suggest that Smart Cities in India should adopt appropriate technologies that are smaller in scale rather than go for large-scale technologies from big corporate players. Appropriate technologies can evolve with new innovations at minimum cost. "This means...

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