Connectivity

Hesse's highway gets a tech boost

Thu, 2017-09-21 07:03 -- SCC Europe Staff
09/21/2017

The German state of Hesse is working with global tech powerhouse Siemens to build the first eHighway on a public highway in the country, with an overhead contact line for electric freight transport on the A5 autobahn. Expected to be completed at the end of 2018, this new highway will help solve the issue of climate-neutral freight transport by road in Frankfurt, cutting energy consumption in half and reducing local air pollution.

The problem with "siloed" cities

When city departments develop new applications or programs independently of each other rather than collaboratively we refer to it as a "siloed" approach. And it does cause problems, including a lack of interoperability between departments, unnecessary investments of time and money, and others. We explain in more detail in this section.

Enterprise networks are getting bigger (and so are the worries)

Thu, 2018-09-27 17:12 -- Doug Peeples
09/27/2018

As businesses, governments and other entities expand their enterprise networks to better meet their communications needs those networks are getting more complex. That worries IT and telecom professionals for several reasons. But according to a recent survey, they're most concerned about security issues.

Introduction

A fundamental step in transforming a city into a smart city is to have the necessary telecommunications infrastructure. Bandwidth is the fuel of the emerging Gig-Economy and connectivity is the pipeline carrying this essential resource.

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