Smart City

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

The IoT arrives at the ports of the world

08 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Like a large beehive, ports have part of that natural beauty of thousands of units moving in concert, in unison. Just like a flock of birds, hundreds of ships with hundreds of sailors on board must coordinate their operations: loading, unloading, repairing, refuelling... The slightest failure can lead to a very serious loss of time and resources. Something so complicated cannot be simple. But the Internet of Things is here to offer solutions where before there were none. Through its application, the ports of the future can be ushered into Industry 4.0 without a hitch, turning science fiction into a reality today. Read more

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