C Spire to carry out two-month smart city trial in Mississippi
The company will implement smart city applications for energy management and traffic control in Ridgeland
The city of Ridgeland, in Mississippi, announced a partnership with C Spire to carry out a smart city technology trial involving smart lighting and vehicle traffic analytics applications.
While the two-month trial planned for October and November is being financed by C Spire, city officials said that Ridgeland will become one of the state’s earliest test beds for new smart city applications in energy management and transportation-traffic control.
“Our community is well known across the state for our award-winning master plan that guides our smart development efforts and our commitment to healthy lifestyles and green spaces,” said Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee. “This is a new way of thinking about how we use technology to make quality-of-life improvements our citizens want and need.”
“A smart city can optimize traffic flow and commerce on congested roads and arterial streets through data analytics and connected signal sensors, saving time, fuel and operating costs,” McGee said.
C Spire will deploy applications including smart waste, smart lighting, smart parking, smart tourism and smart building initiatives, among others.
Unlimit partners with Chinese firm Fibocom to develop modules, IoT solutions
Unlimit, a firm owned by Indian holding Reliance Group, has entered into a partnership with China’s Fibocom to develop modules and solutions for internet of things (IoT) and mobile internet.
The partnership between the two Asian companies will allow next-generation applications to be launched in the Indian market, Unlimit said.
“With the number of connected devices in India projected to rise from 200 million today to 3 billion by 2020, nearly every part of the economy will be positively impacted by IoT,” Juergen Hase, CEO of Unlimit, said.
The two partners will focus on the design and production of wireless modules and IoT solutions to enable secure communications among machines, equipment, vehicles and assets over wireless networks.