28 Nov '16, 10pm

How narrowband IoT will connect our cities

Cities across the world are increasingly blanketed with public Wi-Fi networks, providing free or extremely low-cost citywide access to the Internet, as well as public services and information. The ultimate hope of many of these initiatives is to move towards a smarter, connected city where people can easily access the information they need at their fingertips; where utilities such as water, gas and electricity are metered and used efficiently; where urban drivers can find free parking spaces quickly and easily; where energy usage is minimized; and where traffic is coordinated efficiently, resulting in smoother traffic flows and cleaner air. But even as the benefits of Wi-Fi are becoming clearer, its limited ability as a technology to deal with next generation IoT applications such as wireless utility metering, automatic parking coordination, intelligent waste management, a...

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