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West Midlands to become UK’s first 5G multi-city

The West Midlands area is set to become the UK’s first ‘5G multi-city’ as a result of Government investment in trials of the future of mobile communication systems. The arrival date for the next generation of wireless connectivity is on the horizon. 5G promises to...

Data-driven transport: driving towards the future

The future of the UK’s transport infrastructure is on the move. The average passenger is producing transportation data with every journey. A myriad of GPS systems and personal trackers detailing where we go and how we get there is being gathered by the services that...

From Ghost Town to Boom Town – Coventry is a city on the up

Once the centre of British car manufacturing, ravaged by war and the recessions of the late 20th century, Coventry has been reborn from the fires of its past and is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most vibrant and enterprising cities. An industrial stronghold...

Is 5G the answer to connecting rural communities?

5G is coming. Preliminary rollout of the next-gen mobile communications system is predicted to begin in the latter stages of 2019. The technologies of tomorrow, from self-driving cars to the latest smartphones, will be underpinned by high-bandwidth, low latency 5G...

5 Reasons Behind The Decline of the UK High Street

Vacant units and boarded-up shop fronts; vape stores and betting outlets rubbing shoulders with bric-a-brac emporiums and struggling independents. Sound familiar? This grisly scene is one many shoppers will be familiar with across the UK; our high streets are deep in...

Smart Tourism – a thoroughly smarter way to travel

Our cities are changing - fast. With a growing population, the demand to improve and enhance the services that hold a city together are increasingly onerous. The future prosperity of a city lies within technological development. Smart Cities are the city of the...

Promoting Digital Inclusion is Everybody’s Business

Digital inclusion is a big issue. We're supporting Get Online Week! Are you? Figures from The Good Things Foundation , a social change charity helping people improve their lives through digital, estimate there are 11.3 million people in the UK who lack the basic...

The Connected City Platform and Edinburgh 2050: Building a better city

Edinburgh's pioneering Council are engaging citizens in a new initiative, Edinburgh 2050, which asks residents to submit the vision they have of the city they would like to see by 2050. What do the citizens envisage Edinburgh looking like by the mid-point of the 21st...

Smart City Financing: Challenges and Opportunities

A recent Deloitte report, 'The Challenges of Paying for Smart City Projects', has examined the ways in which cities could choose to finance their smart projects through various funding and financing strategies. This is a challenge faced by many of the local...

Winning Public Support For Smart City Projects: What, Why, and How

Cities are the future of the world’s economy. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be residing in these ever-growing metropolises, and these urban powerhouses will be responsible for 70% of global GDP. By that point, we will also have a large number of what...

Smart Cities save citizens time – and lots of it!

At IntechnologyWiFi, we've spent some time recently discussing how Smart Cities represent the future of urban management for local authorities, helping tackle pressing global issues such as climate change. But the ultimate goal of urban management is fundamentally to...

Launching a content website – Citi-Wise’s cross-platform journey

Redesigning a website is an undertaking that every company must eventually face - should they wish to remain current and on-trend, that is. In a digital world of constant innovation and enhancement, and one in which the consumer is becoming ever more discerning and...

Building a Smart City: where to start?

As a company working with several leading cities, including Edinburgh, on their ‘Smart City’ vision, we understand that despite the enormous potential it has, it can also be overwhelming for local authorities trying to step into the unknown. Today, many cities are...

Smart Cities – key to hitting climate targets?

In the 21st century, cities are increasingly at the forefront of the way human societies are organised. The urban population will grow from about 4 billion currently to 6.5 billion by 2050, and two thirds of the globe will be living in cities by 2066. Correspondingly,...

Free WiFi now provided in hostels across Southend

IntechnologyWiFi is fighting social exclusion and isolation in Southend-on-Sea by rolling out free wireless connectivity in hostels across the seaside town. The WiFi will help some of the most vulnerable people in society access the basic goods and services that...

Big Data – the most valuable resource for Smart Cities?

Big Data - What and why? If you’ve read the recent attempts of tech magazines and blogs to predict the future, you may already be tired of hearing about the importance of big data. Although simple sounding, the phrase ‘big data’ doesn’t seem to mean much to most...

Over half a million users recorded for free public WiFi in Edinburgh

More than 500,000 people have signed up for free public WiFi in Edinburgh since its launch a year ago, representing user growth of nearly 1,370 people per day. The IntechnologyWiFi deployment in December 2016 created one of Britain’s largest wireless networks in the...

Bill Gates invests $80bn in Arizona Smart City

Philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates has had his latest venture revealed by a team of Arizona reporters: the Microsoft mogul’s investment firm Cascade LLC, in conjunction with Belmont Partners (the holders of the property) has committed an astonishing $80m to...

Moscow: the Smart City that’s about to get (a lot) Smarter…

World famous for stunning architecture such as St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, Moscow is fast building a similar impressive reputation for its digital infrastructure, and has recently been recognised as one of the Top 10 global smart cities by leading...

The Internet Of Things will revolutionise city living – here’s how

The Internet of Things (IoT) – just like things themselves, you might say – is everywhere. The international research firm, Gartner, estimated that there are 3.8 billion connected things ‘out there’ in the world today – spanning smart cars, trains, parking lots,...

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