Smart City stories
Advanced materials for smart cities valued as $400bn market
According to a new IDTechEx report titled ‘Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041’, information and computer technology is now secondary to new materials, which are valued as a $400 billion market.
COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
Research: Transportation analytics market set to boom
According to a new report, it is set to hit US$21.8 Billion by 2027 driven by urbanisation, the growth of big data and smart city initiatives.
First cars, then phones - now it's time for the world's cities to become smart
The United Nations has estimated that 68% of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, and now, experts believe the next things that should smart themselves up are the world’s cities.
Four NZ projects named as finalist in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Two projects from Christchurch City Council, one project from the Rural Connectivity Group and another from Frenzy Application have been shortlisted in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards.
Equinix launches data centre in Melbourne, up and coming smart city
Known as ME2, the new facility supports the growing demand for digital transformation globally, as well as Melbourne’s smart city development and the interconnection needs of local customers.
Atos' IoT vision drives Singapore's future
Atos has delivered IoT-related urban planning solutions, including a 3D holographic view of the entire Singapore city quarters.
Committee for Sydney announces Smart City Awards winners
The awards provide an opportunity for organisations to profile how they have been contributing to a more data-driven and responsive Greater Sydney.
Huawei’s 10 megatrend predictions for 2025
The GIV predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption, and smart assistant use rates.
Newcastle smart city initiatives win two IDC awards
The City of Newcastle won awards for two of the 14 categories in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
HCG to help transform Hong Kong into a smart city
As the new era of 5G approaches, and as the internet of things reaches mass penetration, HGC says Hong Kong is well on track to becoming a smart city.
How AI is boosting the effort to create smart communities
The real estate industry is accelerating its transformation from building development to community operation.
Smarter cities through cross-border and G2G collaborations
"As countries race ahead in their bid to accelerate smart city development through industrialisation, the environment and ultimately humanity is paying the price for this phenomenon."
Itron and VINCI Energies to build Australia’s largest smart lighting project
“We are excited to work with TCCS and Electrix on this innovative project, which showcases the power of collaboration and creativity."
WiFi to provide infinite opportunities as the lifeblood of modern cities
It's become virtually impossible to imagine our personal working lives without WiFI, but Ruckus says there's still so much more it can do.
NZ’s ‘smartest street’ underway in Auckland
Spark, with the help of several partners, has installed IoT devices in a 300m stretch of an Auckland street in a major step toward smart city status.
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to promote smart city innovation
‘Smart cities’ is one of the hot buzz phrases of 2018, and Alibaba Cloud is taking measures to ensure it’s at the forefront of the movement.
Building cities in the cloud
"With IDC predicting the proliferation of more than 2.5 trillion connectable things worldwide by 2020, there is a huge opportunity for smart cities and businesses to take advantage."
Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on smart city initiative
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanisation, causing challenges for city administrators.
Hitachi Vantara and Arrow address IoT and smart city opportunities
According to Bain & Company, the total IoT opportunity will grow to $520 billion by 2021.
Cybersecurity should be priority in US$8b smart utility spend
Utilities are becoming increasingly connected worldwide, and also becoming increasingly vulnerable - so why are governments letting security slide?
Vertiv makes tactical moves to lead AU smart city stampede
Vertiv has announced two new AU partnerships that are centred around a drive to be at the forefront in the surging number of smart city initiatives.
APAC smart city spending to exceed $54b – more data centers needed
With our increasing dependence on data, it’s no secret that smart cities are the future and an IDC report reveals APAC is certainly gearing up.