Smart Cities

IoT Trends for 2017, users in the spotlight

22 Dec 2016 Published by Vicente Muñoz Boza

2016 has been the year when connectivity started to change driven by LPWA technologies and Personal IoT gains traction as a scenario where users are the main players. But other interesting technologies such as BlockChain, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Machine Learning are also emerging and growing quickly in the ecosystem. These are the trends that are setting the stage for 2017.Read more

The Smart City Expo puts a spotlight on citizens

18 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The sixth edition of the Smart City Expo has turned Barcelona into the world reference for smart cities one more year. With experts attending from all over the world, the 2016 edition has been the biggest ever with more than 600 cities in attendance, more than 590 exhibitors showcasing their solutions and more than 400 speakers. Telefónica has been one of the event’s global partners again.Read more

Smart City Services: Smart Waste Management

25 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Waste Management applies IoT improvements to both ends of Wast Management: Containers become connected and inform efficiently on fill level; they are only collected when necessary.Read more

The Internet of Water

09 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have already covered in detail three core services that improve the wellbeing of citizens in Smart Cities. After talking about Smart Parking, Smart Lighting and Smart Waste Management, we will cover the last of the four key areas Smart Cities are addressing through the use of IoT solutions: Smart Water.Read more

Challenges and opportunities for the digital transformation of Smart Cities

02 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The IoT 2016 Madrid Forum seminar, organized by the Executive Forum, took place today in Madrid. Relevant companies and institutions with experience in the Internet of Things (like Intel or IBM for example) showcased their projects and initiatives, focusing on Innovation and emerging Business Opportunities in areas such as Finance, wearables and Smart City.Read more

Smart Waste Management, an idea that cannot be scrapped

05 May 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have already covered in detail some of the core services that improve the well-being of citizens in Smart Cities. After talking about Smart Parking and Smart Lighting. We want to focus our attention on Smart Waste Management.Read more

Benefits of Smart City Platforms

22 Apr 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Cities offer huge economic benefits and leverages technology to improve the performance of public services such as water or waste management, traffic, lighting and those that impact the environment. Smart Cities require collaboration between public and private sectors in order to create new business models. Having a Smart City Platform (SCP) as a control panel for integrating city services creates added value well beyond the sum of its parts.Read more

Smart Parking, IoT valet parking for Smart Cities

01 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Parking is one of the most repetitive and time consuming activities we carry out in life. We spend on average up to 106 days in our life, finding parking spaces. Technology wears the red jacket to save our day again.

There are basically two trends in parking systems and a widespread standard is yet to be established:

  • Sensor-powered parking systems
  • Data-driven reservation systems

Let’s see an overview of both as well as pros and cons that decision makers need to evaluate when choosing between both systems

Sensor-powered systems take the burden away...Read more

Top Trends in the IoT in 2016

28 Jan 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2015, an outstanding 39% growth from 2015. This infographic show the highlighted trends from our "IoT Trends for 2016" by Vicente Muñoz Boza, Chief IoT Officer at Telefónica. Read more

IoT Trends for 2016. Everything connected everywhere

22 Dec 2015 Published by Vicente Muñoz Boza

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2016, an outstanding 39% growth regarding 2015. To understand how the Internet of Things will absorb such an acute increase it is important to distinguish five separate tech hubs where the Internet of Things takes place: Cities, Vehicles, Homes, Retail Spaces and Personal Technology. Each setting adopts a different strategy to undertake new connected devices.Read more