CommScope Joins Smart Cities Council as Lead Partner

By Ken Briodagh April 19, 2017

At the moment, there are more than 250 smart cities projects in progress all around the world, according to recently released numbers from Navigant Research, and everyone expects that number to increase significantly over the next several years. CommScope, a global infrastructure solutions company for communications networks, has announced that it has become a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council with the goal of helping transform cities into Smart Cities and support the growth of digital technology and intelligent solutions.

“The goal of the Smart Cities Council is to help city leaders create a vision, build an action plan and measure the success of their smart city initiatives,” said Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council. “We are delighted to have CommScope working with us to help cities better understand the technologies that will enhance livability, workability and sustainability in their communities.”

From emergency response and transportation to citizen services and smart living, one of the most important challenges facing cities today is a reliable communications network infrastructure that can securely enable the integrated, cross-cutting technologies that comprise a smart city.

“The United Nations estimates that 70 percent of the world population will be urban by 2050, which means cities will need to have infrastructure in place to support ‘supercity’ growth and densification,” said Morgan Kurk, chief technology officer, CommScope. “We are excited to be a Lead Partner with the Smart Cities Council as we look at the needs of cities and the people who live there.”

Like the Council, CommScope’s vision for smart cities is to connect and optimize the services and resources to meet the demands of population growth in our urban centers.

CommScope’s wireless and fiber optic solutions for smart cities are designed to connect buildings, cell towers, street gear, people and other devices throughout urban areas and within commercial buildings and venues. Any public or private network, whether wired or wireless, can be enabled by CommScope solutions, the company said, including emergency response, traffic monitoring and control, parking, security and access control for buildings, cell phones, IoT devices, facial recognition and violence detection.

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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