Imagine a city where everyday devices and services are connected. Governments can use data to work smarter for its citizens. Traffic flows smoother because cars receive alerts notifying their drivers of congestion ahead. Citizens enjoy better safety with instant text alerts of suspicious activity or criminals in the area. And neighborhoods are cleaner thanks to automated pick up notifications for waste management companies.
This vision for a better future is rapidly becoming reality around the world as more and more locales move toward becoming “smart cities.” To incorporate technology into so many aspects of day-to-day life requires two things – a pipeline capable of moving huge amounts of data and information from one device to another and a system connecting it all seamlessly.
The challenges of equipping a city with the bandwidth needed to connect all our lives is made possible through the convergence of optical and wireless networks. This is where Corning is helping to make the smart cities of the future a reality, today.