Smart City Evolutionary Path
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Smart City Evolutionary Path
How ICT and participation initiatives can enable a scenario of smart citizens in smart cities
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Google Pushes Into Emerging Markets

Google Pushes Into Emerging Markets | Smart City Evolutionary Path | Scoop.it
Google is deep into a multipronged effort to fund, build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, a move that could connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.
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This initiative is very interesting because Google plans to team up with local telecommunications firms and equipment providers in the emerging markets to develop the networks, as well as create business models to support them.
As part of the plan, Google has also been working on building an ecosystem of new microprocessors and low-cost smartphones powered by its Android mobile operating system to connect to the wireless network.

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AT&T signs roaming deal with The Cloud to offer customers access to 16,000 free WiFi spots in the UK

AT&T signs roaming deal with The Cloud to offer customers access to 16,000 free WiFi spots in the UK | Smart City Evolutionary Path | Scoop.it
In an effort to provide more connectivity when its customers travel outside the US, AT&T has signed a deal with BSkyB-owned WiFi hotspot provider The Cloud to offer up to 1GB ...
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Pietro Caruso (Wi-Next): ‘Ecco perché il Wi-Fi è la tecnologia del futuro’ (intervista video)

Pietro Caruso (Wi-Next): ‘Ecco perché il Wi-Fi è la tecnologia del futuro’ (intervista video) | Smart City Evolutionary Path | Scoop.it
Pietro Caruso, neo Regional Sales Manager Wi-Next, nell’intervista video di Raffaele Barberio, Direttore di Key4biz, spiega perché il Wi-Fi è in crescita esponenziale e parla delle reti intelligenti di Wi-Next, basate su tecnologia Wi-Fi Mesh.
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Il Wi-Fi come piattaforma per le applicazioni delle Smart City. Intervista video a Nicola De Carne (Wi-Next)

Il Wi-Fi come piattaforma per le applicazioni delle Smart City. Intervista video a Nicola De Carne (Wi-Next) | Smart City Evolutionary Path | Scoop.it
Il Wi-Fi come modalità di accesso alla rete e di nuovi modelli di interazione nei luoghi di aggregazione urbani e semiurbani, ma anche come piattaforma per le applicazioni avanzate delle Smart City e Smart Community.
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Barclays Bank offers free Wi-Fi in 1,500 branches

Barclays Bank offers free Wi-Fi in 1,500 branches | Smart City Evolutionary Path | Scoop.it
Barclays Bank is rolling out free Wi-Fi for customers in its local branches using a BT managed service. Around half are live now with the rest coming on stream this quarter
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