By 2050, cities will count more than 2.5 billion urban residents.
It’s an opportunity for cities to transform into innovation centers by continuing to ensure a high quality of life for all residents.
Networks are starting to appear in urban, industrial and city environments – from security cameras and utility-monitoring sensors, to ticket barriers at stations and healthcare equipment in hospitals. All these applications require the support of a 24/7 network availability that ‘knows’ what’s happening,
Defining what is a smart city can take different forms but the main idea is that all smart cities connect technology with initiatives and outcomes that drive increased livability, workability and sustainability.
A smart city can improve services for the community such as energy and clean water delivery, sanitation, transportation and public safety.
Data is the main element for a smart city
In order to connect citizens, a network is needed. This network could look like an open communications platform for cities. In the end, the data gathered should lead to actions taken at the right place and at the right time to produce the best outcomes.
A network connects people to technology and to their surroundings. By providing a connected platform for everything, users benefit from deeper visibility and control.
The results are clear: safer neighborhoods, increased economic development and less wasted resources.
Thanks to this phenomenon, people will solve urban challenges in using new ways.
Smart cities will reach a high level of productivity and efficiency, and will be better equipped to drive innovation.