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Virtual Connectivity for a Real World: Emergence of Smart Cities

Imagine how digital technologies can impact something as vast and complex as a city can be challenging, given the impressive scope of resources, solutions and devices at our disposal.

However, when observing the scenario of smart cities, it is evident that some trends are calling attention to the main actors of the sector around the world..


Open RAN - Opening for Innovation:

Open radio access networks (Open RAN) promise to revolutionize connectivity in the 5G era. Constructed as O-RAN networks, they offer unprecedented flexibility, allowing simultaneous use by various providers. This opening stimulates the agile development of technologies, opening doors for new solutions, artificial intelligence, automation and much more. Or result? A more advanced connection experience for people and companies.


5G - A Transformation of Connectivity:

O 5G, one of the most anticipated revolutions in connectivity and the internet, is a reality in constant expansion. Its remarkable ability to transmit data at high speed and make it possible to update software-based solutions or place it at the epicenter of future smart cities. With impressive speeds, 5G makes new applications in automation, performance and much more possible.


Artificial Intelligence - A Cidade Pensa:

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a central role in the great innovations planned for intelligent cities. With applications that range from the monitoring of urban spaces to optimization in transportation and education, AI adds layers of automation and analyzes that modern society expects technology.


Internet of Things (IoT) - A Total Connection:

The expansion of O-RAN and 5G networks drives the proliferation of connected devices. With increased transmission speed, IoT devices can take full advantage of the power of two new chips, optimizing network performance throughout the urban environment..


Big Data - Data for the City:

The collection and processing of large volumes of data is essential for the functioning of smart cities. From public health to education, traffic to tax management, data collection is essential to optimize services and resources.


Machine Learning - Or Learning that Transforms:

Machine learning, closely related to the evolution of AI in smart cities, plays a fundamental role in the optimization of services, in digital security and in urban management as a whole.


Smart cities represent an evolution of two diverse urban systems that already exist, such as transportation, education and health. This is the next step to improve critical systems in two municipalities, including:

  • Inclusive Accessibility: Identify the needs of people with disabilities and develop physical and digital solutions that minimize the obstacles they face.

  • Sustainable Initiatives: Integrate sustainable technologies, such as renewable energy and smart buildings, to address issues of sustainability and urban development.

  • Intelligent Transit: Optimize urban mobility through intelligent analysis of flow, peaks, peaks and displacement profiles. This may include the implementation of traffic lights and traffic relief resources.

As smart cities continue to develop, these trends will shape our urban future, promoting a more connected and efficient life.


Want to know how your city can benefit from these trends and create a more intelligent and connected environment? Contact GLOBALBLUE for specialized support and consulting.

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