- AT&T announced it is working with Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas on smart city innovations that incorporate IoT technology.
- The initiatives will include technology from seven established vendors, including Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies.
- AT&T said it is also developing a “digital dashboard” that can provide a comprehensive look at a city’s infrastructure, including things like power outages, water leaks, traffic, etc.
AT&T says the dashboard, known as the Smart City Network Operation Center, is expected to monitor “thousands of sensors and networks” and enable near real-time infrastructure surveillance.
According to Chicago CIO Brenna Berman, the smart city technology will provide Chicago near real-time data to "create a safer, cleaner and more efficient city."
AT&T is working with all three cities and its partners to connect utility meters, street lights and water systems into a smart grid connected by cloud computing technology. The company said it eventually plans to expand into other areas of public safety, enabling things like remote video monitoring of bridges, roads, buildings and parks or monitoring traffic patterns at busy intersections.