Smart Cities

What is a Wi-SUN FAN?

Leslie Mulder, President Exegin Technologies The most important part of the name is the ‘FAN’ part, which stands for Field Area Network. But what does that mean? FAN is to be distinguished from PAN or LAN or WAN or WLAN or CAN or MAN or SAN or even POLAN.  All of these are some kind …

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How to Build Smarter, More Secure Cities From the Ground Up

Let’s consider smart cities. It is said that by 2040, 65 per cent of the world’s population will be living in cities. To accommodate such an influx, without facing significant logistical issues, with limited space and infrastructure, policy makers have begun to recognise that these urban environments need to become not only larger, but smarter …

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Where Did the Approach for Private Alternatives to Carrier Networking Gain Traction?

Thomas Herbst Senior Director IoT Solutions Pelion   The IoT and one of its earliest scaled use cases, the smart grid, offer an entry point to gain insight into today’s landscape of radio networking alternatives. One of the applications most closely associated with smart grids is Advanced Metering Infrastructure, commonly called AMI. Due to the …

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Infrastructure Bill to Pour Billions into Myriad U.S. Projects

The legislation presents the opportunity to grow smart city projects on the backs of other initiatives. An example, said Phil Beecher, president and CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance, a nonprofit smart utility member organization, is smart streetlighting. Once a streetlighting project moves forward, the backbone is in place to launch other connectivity-based projects. Read the entire …

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Making Cities Smarter, More Scalable and Future-Proof With Wi-SUN FAN

Smart city projects may have experienced some funding challenges during the pandemic, but the world that emerges from the crisis will be one where municipalities are even more primed to drive innovation-fuelled change. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of city leaders around the world believe such programs are now vital for the future. The prospect of more …

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DEWA desarrolla una red de energía inteligente integrada utilizando tecnología Wi-SUN

Abdalla Juma Humaid Al Ali Gerente Senior – Energía de Transmisión de Telecomunicaciones – Telecomunicaciones DEWA   Donde Dubái sigue estableciendo el estándar para las ciudades inteligentes y la innovación centrada en la infraestructura, nos enorgullece decir que la Autoridad de Agua y Electricidad de Dubái (DEWA) está desempeñando un papel clave en el apoyo …

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Streetlighting – Undervalued or the Entry Point for Smart Cities?

Not only can they help to bring down emissions by enabling more efficient use of resources, but once simple and benign concepts such as streetlights can be transformed into literal pillars of smart city infrastructure and perform functions well beyond their traditional public safety remit. Read more about the Wi-SUN Alliance at technologydispatch.com. (Image courtesy …

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