ATIS Launches First ICT Industry Smart Cities Technology Roadmap
The 5G network, AR/VR, and machine learning, among other innovations are providing abundant possibilities to rapidly advance the power and opportunity of Smart Cities technology. The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a forum where ICT companies convene to find solutions to shared pressing challenges, recently developed the Smart Cities Technology Roadmap to provide an overview of the network-enabled technologies that have the greatest impact on Smart Cities from the vantage point of key ecosystem players, including InterDigital.
The Smart Cities Technology Roadmap was developed through extensive interviews with Smart Cities planners, CIOs, CTOs, and other key decision makers as well as leading ICT industry companies to foster a more intelligent approach to Smart City planning through better budgeting, purchasing and staging decisions. As an ATIS member company, InterDigital participated in the development of the roadmap alongside industry peers that include AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Verizon, among others. The roadmap covers a number of topics such as technology framework, technology enablers, technology-enabled applications, and more.
Within the area of technology enablers, InterDigital contributed its expertise on data exchanges and data marketplaces. The roadmap defines both environments, identifies the value creation opportunity for Smart Cities and covers the importance of standardization for the true realization of Smart City applications. From the beginning, InterDigital has been an active contributor to the development of standards-based IoT to enable multiple ecosystem partners to provide IoT solution enablement ranging from industry specific applications to advanced data marketplaces.