Towercos and MNOs drive forward smart cities
Towercos and MNOs are looking at smart cities; putting capex into city projects could open new revenue streams and bolster 5G investments
At this year’s 2nd Annual TowerXchange Meetup MENA the role of smart cities and 5G in enabling connectivity remained a major topic of discussion. Executives from edotco, Etisalat, DXB Entertainments and former COO of Digital Colony shared insights into the innovative smart city services being rolled-out in the region and addressed some of the key challenges and opportunities involved.
What is a smart city?
A smart city is an urban area that integrates information and communication technology and various physical devices connected to an IoT network. This enables the municipality to optimise the efficiency of city operations and services using sensors to collect data and then use that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently.