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Smart Cities: New Roadmap for Planners Leads to Connected Cities

By Ken Briodagh May 09, 2017

IoT enablement technology like 5G networks, augmented reality and machine learning are driving innovation that is leading toward birth of Smart Cities all over the world. A new Smart Cities Technology Roadmap developed by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a global organization that brings together information and communication technology (ICT) companies, is set to inform city planners about technology that will help make Smart City technology possible.

The Roadmap is designed for decision makers, including CTOs, CIOs and technology advisors, and it provides an overview of the network-enabled technologies that ATIS believes will have the greatest impact on the evolving Smart City. According to the announcement, the goal is to foster better budgeting, purchasing and staging decisions with a desired end result of positioning municipalities to effectively manage upcoming technology investments.

The Roadmap was developed through discussions with city leaders, solution providers and manufacturers and is available free on the ATIS website.

“Rapidly advancing capabilities to collect and analyze constant real-time data are starting to help better manage many citizen-centric functions, improving traffic flow monitoring, public safety, and more,” said Susan Miller, President and CEO, ATIS. “The Roadmap is a much-needed focal point for dialogue between city planners and the ICT industry. It can enable planners to turn their Smart Cities projects into a comprehensive Smart Cities vision.”

Following publication of this document, ATIS is gathering feedback on collaborative activities that can advance Smart Cities technology investments and is welcoming input from city planners. ATIS is engaging cities to develop prioritized next steps, from developing data exchanges to building on ATIS' Internet of Things registry or another business framework.

ATIS wishes to thank the following companies for participating in development of the Smart Cities Technology Roadmap: AT&T, Bell Canada, C-Spire, CenturyLink, Cisco, Cox Communications, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HPE, iconectiv, InterDigital, JMA Wireless, Motorola, NextNav, Nokia, Oracle, Qualcomm, Sprint, TELUS, Verizon, Viavi and West Safety Services.




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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