For the past two decades, policy makers and industry leaders around the world have sought to leverage data and technology to make urban environments more liveable, efficient, and sustainable. How will smart city strategies and policies evolve in response to new economic and social challenges triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic?
New global research by Cullen International on the internet of things (IoT) explores how IoT technology is being applied to and deployed across different industrial ‘verticals’ in different parts of the world – including smart cities.
The research covers Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It finds that all countries have been involved, in one way or another, in smart cities projects over the past few years. However, the objectives pursued, verticals targeted, level of public funding, and policies vary significantly, with countries like Korea, Japan and Singapore showing important commitment to and leadership in smart cities initiatives.
Korea, for example, has championed smart cities in different ways. On the one hand, the country introduced specific legislation and significant funding schemes to modernize its cities. On the other hand, by promoting and leading large-scale smart city projects, Korea also enabled the testing of smart city approaches in real life projects.
07 April 21
Saudi Arabia to release nearly 4 GHz of mobile spectrum by 2023
Cullen International’s summary of CITC’s spectrum outlook plan highlights that, between 2021 and 2023, CITC will allocate extra spectrum, totalling about 4 GHz, for mobile use in the low, mid and high spectrum bands.
06 April 21
Latest radio spectrum developments in the Americas
The latest update of the Americas Spectrum Profiles covers radio spectrum policy, responsible authorities and country data, as well as a spectrum awards outlook for 22 countries in the Americas.
01 April 21
New research on national initiatives addressing 5G cybersecurity
Cullen International’s new benchmark summarises national initiatives addressing 5G cybersecurity in Europe. These initiatives include new security requirements for 5G technologies and specific actions taken to transpose the measures recommended in the EU 5G toolbox.