The North Texas region has a robust highway transportation system that will face real challenges from rapid population and employment growth over the next few decades. Is North Texas positioned to take advantage of emerging transportation technologies to address these challenges? Guest author Tom Bamonte identifies ten assets the region can utilize to advance from the status quo to an improved highway transportation system. Read his article here.
In an article writen by Alex Korma for StateScoop a new plan from AT&T was unveiled at it’s Developer Summit in Las Vegas to develop a new “smart cities framework,” working with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology to install connected devices in sections of those cities and on the university’s campus.
The effort also involves a substantial collaboration with other tech companies, with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies all pitching in to provide the technology that can take advantage of AT&T’s network.
“There are very few, if any other companies in the world that can pull this many large players together to galvanize around one common goal and move them forward in a framework that can actually be deployed and scaled across the country,” Mike Zeto, the general manager of the company’s smart cities business, told StateScoop.
This push comes just a few months after AT&T launched Zeto’s “Smart Cities Organization” within its Internet of Things Solutions division, and he believes his team has “come a long way in a really short period of time.”
AT&T is a leader in IoT connectivity and capabilities with the largest number of connected devices. AT&T also has strong relationships with applicable Smart Cities ecosystem providers such as devices, modules, equipment and electronics manufacturers. AT&T has strong, long-standing customer relationships with city governments around the world and has proven capabilities to design and manage large, complex solutions.