Smart City

How to know how smart a Smart City is

07 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Technology becomes a core component of urban spaces as towns expand to become cities and citizen demands become more sophisticated. Thus, every city has a natural tendency to become a Smart City to efficiently answer these demands. How do we measure the level of evolution of a Smart City?Read more

How to protect Smart City Cultural Heritage

23 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What do the Arc de Triomphe, the Coliseum and the Brandenburg Gate have in common? They are all iconic landmarks that have defined the landscapes of their cities for hundreds of years and their artistic and cultural worth is invaluable. How do we combine the protection these city assets need with the features of a Smart City?Read more

IoT Trends 2016 (V): Driving and Commuting in the IoT era

14 Jan 2016 Published by Enrique Centeno

IoT Trends 2016 (V). The IoT Transport industry is the world’s second biggest Internet of Things business area. Connected car technology is expected to be a 40.3 billion dollar market in 2016. We would like to focus on the four growth areas in the IoT Transport business that affect driving and commuting.Read more

Top 5 posts about Smart Cities

01 Dec 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

A few months back we compiled some interesting reads in key areas of interest for m2m connectivity and the IoT. The end of the year is always an excellent moment to do the same and catch up with posts to either discover them or re-read our selection. On this occasion we bring the most relevant Smart City posts to read from our archive.Read more

10 Things Smart Cities need

17 Nov 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

PWC and the IE Business School’s Center for Innovation in the Public Sector in collaboration with Telefónica, have recently published a report in Spanish called “Smart Cities. La transformación digital de las ciudades” that focuses on 10 things that every successful Smart City project needs.Read more

4G, leading the way in m2m in Brazil

29 Sep 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The strong growth of m2m technology expected in coming years will be closely linked to the development of 4G. Brazil, the fourth-largest m2m market worldwide, now faces a new challenge: deploying 4G networks. Read more

Smart Cities: size does not matter

27 Aug 2015 Published by Lucas Lanza

Lucas Lanza explains why it is not possible to think of Smart City developments in the long term and why no city is too small to be smart.Read more

Top 5 posts about Utilities & Sustainability

20 Aug 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The third installment in our 'Top 5 Posts' Series deals with Utilities and Sustainability using m2m technology and IoT devices. Smart Meter deployement and Smart Water systems are two key m2m contributions to creating sustainable Smart Cities and receive proper attention in this summary post.Read more

Reviewing what makes a smart city smart

29 Jul 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Cities are no longer a promise of the future but an increasing priority for local, regional and countrywide governments and a flourishing business area for technological firms and CSPs with interests in the IoT market.Read more

Sharing ideas about the upcoming urban spaces at Smart City Expo

19 Nov 2012 Published by Juan Campillo Alonso

Cities are smart by definition. A great number of them have been saving money over the past years thanks to smart city technology. For instance, smart energy solutions that allow up to 30% of absolute energy saving,  and fleet management systems that enable up to 20% cost cuts by optimizing vehicle logistics y large fleets.Read more