Today there are more than 250 smart cities projects in progress globally, according to Navigant Research, and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. CommScope became a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council to help transform cities and support the growth of digital technology and intelligent solutions.
“The goal of the Smart Cities Council is to help city leaders create a vision, build an action plan and measure the success of their smart city initiatives,” said Council Chairman Jesse Berst. “We are delighted to have CommScope working with us to help cities better understand the technologies that will enhance livability, workability and sustainability in their communities.”
From emergency response and transportation to citizen services and smart living, one of the critical needs cities have today is a reliable communications network infrastructure to enable the integrated, cross-cutting technologies that comprise a smart city.
The United Nations estimates that 70 percent of the world population will be urban by 2050, which means cities will need to have infrastructure in place to support supercity growth and densification, said Morgan Kurk, chief technology officer at CommScope. We are excited to be a Lead Partner with the Smart Cities Council as we look at the needs of cities and the people who live there.