Smart Cities

It´s one thing to be told you´re safe and it´s another thing to feel safe

24 Jan 2019 Published by TelefonicaIoT

We can confirm that Smart Cities nowadays are already a reality and not a futuristic promise that is yet to come. Although there is still a long way to go in this area, there are already many municipalities that are carrying out their digital transformation process based on Smart Cities initiatives.

The fundamental objective of these initiatives is to connect urban elements to obtain information about them and their environment; and thus allow the municipal teams to make better decisions.

For some years now we have been observing how the municipalities implement technological...Read more

Great IoT Developments in Spain

16 Oct 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Internet of Things is revolutionizing the global technology sector and Spain is not far behind. In fact, it is the fifth European country when it comes to investment in this technology.

The best example of this is Telefónica's position in the sector. The multinational is listed as 'Leader' of the prestigious Gartner Magic Square of M2M services, placing itself at the forefront with its offer of services for companies and institutions.

Due to the enormous potential of Big Data for the improvement of sustainability, Spanish cities are also...Read more

Madrid is IoT

02 Oct 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Barcelona, Singapore and Amsterdam: sustainable cities thanks to the Internet of Things

21 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Thanks to IoT technology, we can imagine cities that are increasingly sustainable and intelligent. By installing IoT devices in different parts of the city, communicating with each other and collecting data on the daily lives of citizens, it is possible to improve the day of the citizens by moving towards smarter and more sustainable cities.

Next, we will analyze some examples of sustainable cities thanks to the IoT technology:

  • Barcelona

Since 2012, Barcelona has incorporated IoT technology to improve the lives...Read more

“IoT is the rocket fuel Industry 4.0 needs to reach orbit”

09 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

With people and machines being connected, empowered, and co-dependent like never before, communication is the key to companies successfully executing their Industry 4.0 strategies. UIB Founder and Chief Executive Officer and global IoT influencer Toby Ruckert sat down with us recently to share the importance of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to companies over the coming years.

IoT needs AI

Without AI, we’d never get the full...Read more

Array of Things, the smart city example from Chicago

07 Feb 2018 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Every step we take towards the creation of a smart city is a step towards a better future, where technology serves our needs. We have been working for years to create a true smart city. Today, Chicago is closer than ever to becoming one thanks to the Array of Things, a network of measurement devices that report on the status of the city in real time.Read more

The Future of Connected Vehicles and the IoT

27 Dec 2017 Published by Edward Kulperger

Connected vehicles are increasingly becoming a reality, and in fact, you may have even had the chance to drive one. A study carried out by PwC entitled The Bright Future of Connected Cars suggests that worldwide sales of connected vehicles will almost quadruple between 2015 and 2020, generating more than 110 billion euros (149 billion dollars) in revenue in the passenger segment alone.Read more

Infographic: The future of connected smart cities

23 Oct 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The IoT makes our cities cleaner

05 Jul 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The cities of the future promise to become smarter, as well as more populous. The challenges of the future include better managing the trash and pollution that we generate in our day-to-day lives. Luckily for us, the Internet of Things is here to help us deal with the condition of cities. Thanks to the IoT, we can make sure that our environment is as clean as we expect it to be.Read more

Smart Cities built with Big Data

21 Jun 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What turns an efficient city into a truly Smart City? The difference is as important as it is subtle. And the main reason is supported, of course, by the Internet of Things. When we speak of a smart city, we are describing an urban environment capable of responding to its inhabitants’ needs in a timely, appropriate fashion. To do so, the city must have a way to "feel" their needs. The eyes and ears of a Smart City are sensors, and its brain is the citizens. So what are the nerves in this "organism"? The information in this system is clearly Big Data....Read more