Smart Cities

IDC Predicts Tech Spending For Smart Cities to Reach 80 Billion this year

Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). In the first release of the Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, IDC provides a detailed

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Indonesian Conglomerate Invests in SMC To Access 60 Million Customers

PT Kresna Graha Investama Tbk (KREN) and its subsidiary, PT M Cash Integrasi Tbk (MCAS), announce their plan to invest in PT Sistem Mikroelektronik Cerdas Co-Design (SMC), for its core proficiency in technological advancement and market access to over 60

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What Does This Renowned Urban Strategist Think of Smart Cities?

  Smart Cities have been gaining a lot of traction of late, though not an entirely new concept, much of smart cities initiatives have been driven by an explosion of technological innovations. We’ll spare you the whole spiel of how

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Google Hong Kong Smarter Digital City Whitepaper

The Google Hong Kong “Smarter Digital City Whitepaper” unearthing the status of the city’s digitization with an analysis of four key business verticals – Retail, Travel, Finance and Living. Conducted by Nielsen, the research revealed digital disparities between perception and practice,

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Brookings: Singapore is The Safest City

Brookings Institution has released a new report ranking global cities in terms of their public safety innovations at Huawei Asia Pacific Innovation Day 2017 validating the Singapore Safe City Initiative that was launched in 2014.  The report examines the ways digital

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IOT South East Asia: How Governments Are Pushing IoT Development

In 2016, countries in Southeast Asia began significantly exploring the potential of the Internet-of-Things (IoT). While most have just started with the technology or tested out components, countries such as Singapore have taken a leading position, setting up dedicated innovation

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Hong Kong- Smart City Connected City Initiative

The Smart City vision for Hong Kong has been further crystalised at Hong Kong Science Park, as Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) unveiled more forward-looking smart city initiatives using Science Park as a test bed and a living lab.

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ETSI launches new group to improve smart city interoperability

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, has created a new Industry Specification Group on cross-sector Context Information Management (ISG CIM) for smart cities applications and beyond. ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio,

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