Various governments have started initiatives to transform their cities into a smart city. According to TMR, with the adaptation of digital technology on a street level, street lights are experiencing a makeover and are being revamped into ‘smart’ street lights.
The Skyship project, created by KT Corp, brings science fiction to life. Although autonomous drones have already been developed for search and rescue work, this is the first project to use a flying mothership to deploy and control them.
Worldwide shipments of connected vehicles will reach 51.1 million units in 2019 — that’s an increase of 45.4% over 2018. By 2023, worldwide shipments are forecast to reach 76.3 million units with a five-year CAGR of 16.8%.
Commercial buildings are getting smarter. They now include a growing variety of technologies that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomena. Across the globe, new buildings are being constructed with both wired and wireless IoT infrastructure that enables innovation.
According to Juniper Research, mobile network operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to recover slightly, following a decline in 2017 after the introduction of RLAH (Roam Like at Home) in Europe and other markets.