Bristol wins global Smart City award


The British city has defeated other opponents like Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Yinchuan during the GSMA´s 2018 Global Mobile Awards

Wich is the Smartest City of the world? We have the answer, although this could sound quite pretentious: Bristol. This is the conclusion obteined during the GLOMOs (the ‘Oscars’ of the mobile industry) that were celebreted during the last month in the Mobile World Congress, at Barcelona.

Bristol, that has defeated other Smart Cities that traditionaly have occuped high technology levels (New York, Dubai, Barecelona, Singapore, Yinchuan…), is actually the smartest city of the world. To that end, the judges have highlighted the joint venture between the British city and the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, called Bristol Is Open. This partnership has the aim on integrating three networks through software defined control: fibre in the ground; a wireless het-net along the Brunel Mile area of Bristol with Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G; and a radio frequency mesh network deployed on the 2,000 of the city´s lamp posts.

All these activities are also connected with the preparation for the 5G irruption, the next step of the joint venture.

Other issue that was taken into consideration was the smart city Operations Centre, opened the last october in Bristol. This pioneer building integrates many city services like the emergy control centre, the traffic control centre and the community safety control rooms, in a 24/7 service that provides Telecare, Alarm and Security monitoring for residents. Another reason why Bristol is a Smart City.

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