Internet connectivity is a civilization changer on the same level as roadways, water systems and electric grids. It is redefining the way people interact with the world, access and share information, and improving the way we live work and play. It’s a universal, global need that supersedes economic status, language and location. Having a global connectivity infrastructure provides the real potential to transform civilization forever.
In this presentation, Boingo CTO Dr. Derek Peterson will review the role of connectivity in Smart City developments and the necessary wireless framework cities must adopt to realize this potential. He will review new technologies that allow Smart Cities to be formed, while highlighting key points that include:
- Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) – Why LTE solutions in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band will be a gamechanger for IoT and connected cities, as it provides affordable, high-performance LTE networks not owned by cellular carriers.
- MulteFire – Why this emerging technology is ideal for successful IoT/Smart City deployments.
- 5G – How 5G will revolutionize connectivity and Smart Cities with high density networks that offer incredible coverage capacity and speed.
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)- Dr. Peterson will provide case studies of large venues that rely on NFV, demonstrating why this technology will be critical for seamlessly upgrading networks to handle increased traffic brought on by Smart City deployments.