Smart Cities

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

José Ignacio Guerra: "We're playing a leading role in the IoT scene in Latin America"

15 Mar 2017 Published by José Ignacio Guerra Gómez

The Telefónica R&D centre (TID in Spanish) in Chile is a benchmark for Internet of Things technologies. This is the only research complex in Latin America to bring together all the disciplines comprising the IoT. In this regard, it develops innovative solutions for Smart Cities, Agriculture and Mining, the key areas in the region's industry and economy. José Ignacio Guerra is the Communications Architect at the core and leads several projects and initiatives aimed at improving the adoption, penetration and consolidation of IoT technologies. In this interview, he is going to tell us about his experiences.Read more

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