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Small Cells & 5G: Using Tech To Create a Smart City Future for Texas

Starting today, the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) will host a two-day conference called “Igniting a Smart Texas Revolution.” The event will focus on the emerging area of smart cities, which as defined by industry expert and Fast Company contributor Boyd Cohen is “a broad, integrated approach to improving the efficiency of city operations, the quality of life for its citizens, and growing the local economy.”

Dallas is working on a number of smart city initiatives, including an intelligent lighting project that enables environmental sensors to measure pollutants with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. The smart sensors can also measure temperature, humidity, and allergen levels, and allow outages to be tracked remotely. This is just one example of many smart city projects that deploy connected technology in order to improve the urban experience.

A smart city is a connected city, which is a reminder of how critical a solid technological infrastructure is to being able to support smart city innovation. Our insatiable appetite for connectivity is only growing and our wireless networks need all of the relief they can get.

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Categories TEP Focus | Tags: | Posted on May 2, 2017