The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has established a new expert group that will explore the standardisation requirements of IoT technologies.
Huawei has revealed plans to expand its start city ambitions for the Netherlands, as rival Ericsson unveiled a new connected bus stop and traffic cloud.
Telenor Connexion is developing an energy efficient smart lighting solution for launch by the end of this year.
Water flow equipment provider Talis will use Sigfox’s IoT network to bring its fire hydrants monitoring technology to connected cities.
Turkcell is targeting connecting cities in Turkey after partnering with the Municipality of Gaziantep in an effort to boost urban development.
London Underground is trialling Bluetooth beacon technology to help blind and visually impaired travellers get around a station.
Orange and Telefónica are among the founding members of a new FIWARE open source community aimed at evolving standards for smart cities.
Ericsson and SingTel have entered a partnership to evaluate and test 5G technologies in Singapore across a range of industry applications.
UK regulator Ofcom has revealed plans to extend its support to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help facilitate the take-off of the technology in the United Kingdom.
Radio frequency and cellular technologies will eat into the dominance of power line-based smart lights, with the total installed base set to grow from two million to 40 million by 2019, new research has claimed.
Connected home products were to the fore on the second day of CES.
A new consortium has been launched to help enable the Internet of Things (IoT) with a new global standard for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs).
Infrastructure company Arqiva and IoT specialist Sigfox have gone live with their first 10 smart city sites across the UK.
Huawei has become the latest company to work with advertising giant JCDecaux to bring small cell connectivity to advertising hoardings.
NEC is developing a smart waste collection solution for Santander, Spain, which will use M2M sensors and GPS.
Alcatel-Lucent will use small cells to connect street furniture as part of a project with advertising giant JCDecaux.
Samsung has taken a major step towards realising its IoT ambitions after acquiring smart home platform SmartThings.
Cisco will spend more than €20 million in setting up a new innovation centre for smart cities in Barcelona.
Smart city company Gowex and Cisco are building a smart city for the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, as the first stage of a new partnership looking to bring M2M to urban areas.
Telefónica will deploy 350 sensors across Valencia and run its smart city project through its own internet of things platform after winning a competitive tender by the local council.
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