5G as an enabler of smart cities: Frost & Sullivan

When 5G comes to mind these days, we think of “is this REALLY it?” and “have we really progressed?”. If you have been in the industry for 10-20 years and have seen how un-fantastic 2G, 3G and 4G have been, you might think “what is this 5G?” and “do I even need to think about it?”. The feedback so far has not been all positive … Continue reading 5G as an enabler of smart cities: Frost & Sullivan

OPPO introduces supercharged Find X phone to Australia

OPPO has upgraded its flagship Find X to include SuperVOOC flash charging – billed by the handset maker as “the world’s fastest charging technology.” In addition, OPPO will  be launching the OPPO Find X Automobili Lamborghini Limited Edition. It said SuperVOOC Flash Charge uses a suite of patented technologies and a bi-cell design (2 x 1700mAh batteries) equivalent to the power from a 3400 mAh battery … Continue reading OPPO introduces supercharged Find X phone to Australia

Deutsche Telekom fits out Düsseldorf Airport with NB-IoT sensor network

Deutsche Telekom has teamed with BS2 Sicherheitssysteme, a German manufacturer of smart sensors for concrete structures, to equip Düsseldorf Airport, with NB-IoT sensors to monitor the condition of bridges, tunnels, buildings, and other infrastructure objects made of concrete. “Düsseldorf Airport is one of the pioneers in Germany that is using IoT technology for its road constructions at the airport,” says Ingo Hofacker, who is responsible … Continue reading Deutsche Telekom fits out Düsseldorf Airport with NB-IoT sensor network

CONCEPT SAFETY SYSTEMS FLAGS PURCHASE OF LOCATRIX COMMUNICATIONS

Brisbane-based software-as-a-service and compliance tech specialist Concept Safety Systems has acquired Locatrix Communications, a primary Australian developer of mobile and location-based software. CSS noted that the acquisition was approved by the companies’ respective boards on 1st March, with the integration of the two businesses now having been completed. It added that a key factor in its decision to purchase Locatrix Communications was that firm’s track … Continue reading CONCEPT SAFETY SYSTEMS FLAGS PURCHASE OF LOCATRIX COMMUNICATIONS

NEW ZEALAND WEEKLY ROUND-UP: SMART CITIES, QUANTUM CHANGE

Another strong showing for New Zealand in IDC’s Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards, a first of its kind network trial for Chorus and a Quantum acceleration for Spark – it’s the week that was in New Zealand’s telco scene. ‘First of its kind’ open access network trial for Chorus Network provider Chorus has teamed up with Nokia for an open access network infrastructure trial which … Continue reading NEW ZEALAND WEEKLY ROUND-UP: SMART CITIES, QUANTUM CHANGE

VERTIV URGES FUTURE-PROOFING OF KEY TECH TREND, AHEAD OF SMART CITIES GROWTH

While the concept of smart cities is still in its infancy, Robert Linsdell, ANZ MD of critical infrastructure firm Vertiv, has warned that it will eventually gain significant traction, and businesses and government need to be prepared for it. Linsdell said the extent of smart cities initiatives to date only revolved around data collection and storage, which means the infrastructure required is as yet quite … Continue reading VERTIV URGES FUTURE-PROOFING OF KEY TECH TREND, AHEAD OF SMART CITIES GROWTH

A GUIDED TOUR OF HOW ‘SMART’ IS BEING INJECTED INTO CITIES: EQUINIX

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Equinix APAC president Samuel Lee

Asia-Pacific is leading the world’s smart city evolution, with a number of cities across the region rolling out smart city initiatives and investing to build a better place for their people to live and work. Continue reading “A GUIDED TOUR OF HOW ‘SMART’ IS BEING INJECTED INTO CITIES: EQUINIX”