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Building the cities of tomorrow

5G builds smarter, connected cities with intelligent infrastructure, traffic management, and real-time services. Enhance waste management, air quality monitoring, and energy efficiency for sustainable urban living. Embrace IoT and AI to shape future cities.

Smart cities challenges

Complexities in developing smart cities

Organizations involved in Smart Cities face challenges due to the complex and interconnected nature of such initiatives.

Infrastructure and connectivity

Smart city projects rely heavily on robust and reliable infrastructure, including high-speed internet connectivity and communications networks. Ensuring adequate infrastructure is available can be a challenge, especially in existing cities.

Data privacy and security

Smart cities generate vast amounts of data from sensors, IoT devices, and citizens' interactions. Protecting this data from cyber threats and ensuring citizens' privacy is a critical concern for smart city companies.

Regulatory and legal hurdles

Smart city initiatives may face regulatory and legal hurdles, such as zoning restrictions, data governance laws, and liability issues. Companies must navigate these complexities to avoid delays and legal challenges.

Digital divide and inclusivity

Ensuring that smart city initiatives benefit all citizens, including those in underserved areas, can be challenging. Bridging the digital divide and promoting inclusivity is essential for equitable development.

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The partner

Name: Tres, Keysight Technologies Belgium BV

Sector: Smart Cities

Project description

TRES together with Keysight Technologies and Orange aims to realise a 5G use case for autonomous and green mobility. In Leuven, a 5G network, with smart city poles and a fibre-optic network, will be extensively tested to enable autonomous (public) transport in the city. 5G mobile networks meet the high requirements for autonomous mobility. In the short term, an ecological electric shuttle service will be offered, for residents and visitors between the city outskirts and the city centre. This can also be used for logistics services. This technology is 24/7 deployable, environmentally friendly, safer and reduces the number of cars in the city. It is also easily scalable and uses AI to refine and improve decisions.

This 5G project uses Orange Belgium's network and has been selected by the Federal Government of Economy for subsidies to accelerate the rollout and the implementation of 5G use cases in Belgium.

Why is 5G essential?

5G is the enabler for deployment and use of autonomous vehicles. The three main characteristics of 5G are important for this 5G project:

  • eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) offers higher bandwidth for both uploading and downloading data, enabling HD upload streaming videos.
  • uRLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication) applications are supported, such as remote control of autonomous vehicles (once provided by vendors).
  • mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communication) facilitates a large number of connected devices with low bandwidth, for example, on-board sensors. Looking ahead, there will also be a growing application of V2X (vehicle-to-any) IoT communication in the future.

The partner

Name: Securitas, Robovision

Sector: Smart cities and Security & Defense

Project description

Emergency and security services often face challenging situations, potentially involving concealed threats. Accessing images from various angles and perspectives enhances situational awareness, aids in crowd control, and improves mobility. Wireless 5G connectivity adds dynamism to the information, previously constrained by static data due to fixed connections. The incorporation of 5G with network slicing guarantees both capacity and video stream speed. Further context is added to the images through the application of Artificial Intelligence, which converts the wealth of data in the images into actionable information.

This 5G project uses Orange Belgium's network and has been selected by the Federal Government of Economy for subsidies to accelerate the rollout and the implementation of 5G use cases in Belgium.

Why is 5G essential?

5G provides substantially higher capacity, bandwidth, and speed compared to current 4G networks. It allows for specific users to receive priority treatment, ensuring guaranteed bandwidth for applications like those used by the police. Also, the slicing capability permits a single device to transmit multiple applications through distinct slices. For example, communication applications can be directed to the internet, while camera traffic can be routed via a private slice to AI software in a data center.

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