How UAE is boosting its digital transformation in the face of COVID-19

By H.E Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates The last few months have been difficult for everyone across the globe. Never had anyone imagined that such a calamity would fall upon them. No one was prepared to face the challenge and its impact, especially in the financial area. We often wonder […]

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Why ‘Smart Parking’ and urban innovation are needed now

By Jack Aldane, Cities Today The International Parking Institute‘s latest emerging trends survey report suggests the role of the urban parking professional is being transformed into one of a mobility specialist, as curb management grows more complex thanks to the proliferation of new transit options and a growing desire by citizens to live in more sustainable urban environments. Despite the increasing number of alternatives […]

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How AT&T’s new ‘Airship’ cloud-native platform will run its 5G core

By Guy Daniels Open source collaboration with Intel and SK Telecom Built using microservices and embraces cloud native principles Will provide the foundation of AT&T’s network cloud to run its 5G core Airship will also be used in the Akraino Edge Stack project AT&T is at it again. Having already pushed out its ECOMP orchestration projects and DANOS white box […]

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Europe and Japan collaborate on Smart Cities with cloud-based ‘CPaaS.io’

Original by Cities Today: The European Union and Japan have launched a two-and-a-half-year programme that aims to provide cities with a cloud-based platform to link government data with the Internet of Things. Called CPaaS.io (City Platform-as-a-Service–integrated and open), the platform will link technologies like the Internet of Things, big data, and cloud with open government data and linked open data, in […]

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Open systems are key to Smart Cities: report

original by Telecom TV IoT specialist Machina Research has teamed up with Philips to produce a white paper entitled ‘The Smart City is Open: the role of open systems as a key enabler of the smart city’.The paper is a timely reminder of the huge challenges the smart city concept presents. The central observation is that smart cities are unlikely […]

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