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New Digital Twin Technology Puts Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Heart of Smart Cities Movement

New Digital Twin Technology Puts Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Heart of Smart Cities Movement

GLASGOW, Scotland, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — IES, the leading innovator in sustainable analytics for the built environment, has today released new cutting-edge digital twin technology that will revolutionise the smart city movement.   The ICL (Intelligent Communities Lifecycle) is a platform of interconnected decision support tools that facilitate the planning, design and operation of energy [...]

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will install 50,000 Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensors throughout the capital city by 2022 to collect information on fine dust, traffic and other things related to citizens’ lives. The Seoul government will also introduce chatbots to its 120 Dasan Call Center [...]

Three Locations Picked for Specialized Smart City Project

Three Locations Picked for Specialized Smart City Project

SEJONG, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The infrastructure ministry on Friday announced three locations that will be turned into themed smart cities that will receive a total of 12 billion won (US$10.65 million) in investment. Daejeon, Gimhae and Bucheon were picked for this year in the government project that aims to improve the daily convenience [...]

Seoul Selects Seongdong and Yangcheon Districts for Smart City Project

Seoul Selects Seongdong and Yangcheon Districts for Smart City Project

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to designate a number of ‘smart city districts’ to resolve various urban issues with cutting-edge information and communications technology. The city announced on Wednesday that it has selected Seongdong and Yangcheon districts as the first two smart city districts. Smart city districts designated by [...]

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

HONGSEONG, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Chungcheong Province held a final briefing regarding strategies for so-called ‘smart city’ projects on Tuesday. The province is pushing to establish a welfare city for elders, digital underdogs. The smart city will utilize IoT and ICT to solve regional problems related to the environment, industry, [...]

N. Korea Ideal for Construction of Smart Cities, Seoul Scholar Says

N. Korea Ideal for Construction of Smart Cities, Seoul Scholar Says

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea is an ideal location for the construction of smart cities, a South Korean expert has said, proposing concrete measures to boost inter-Korean economic cooperation. Min Kyung-tae, a North Korea expert at the Seoul-based Yeosijae, Future Consensus Institute, said that it is very efficient to build smart cities [...]

Sejong to Transform into a Futuristic “Smart City” with Emphasis on Healthcare and the Environment

Sejong to Transform into a Futuristic “Smart City” with Emphasis on Healthcare and the Environment

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Sejong, South Korea’s central administrative city, will soon transform into a futuristic high-tech municipality having been designated by the government as a trial space where all aspects of daily life will be incorporated with high technology, the likes of which are commonly found in science fiction films. Yesterday at [...]

Daegu to Establish 5G-based Services

Daegu to Establish 5G-based Services

DAEGU, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu will be participating in a government project that aims to develop services that would create high-tech infrastructure based on 5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), allowing for autonomous vehicles and a “smarter city.” The local government of Korea’s fourth largest city announced yesterday that its consortium had [...]

Telenor Group and Cisco Sign Strategic Agreement to Collaborate on IoT, Smart Cities, Security and Data Analytics

Telenor Group and Cisco Sign Strategic Agreement to Collaborate on IoT, Smart Cities, Security and Data Analytics

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Mobile World Congress — Telenor Group and Cisco today announced they have signed a Joint Purpose Agreement (JPA) to collaborate on enhancing end customer experiences with data analysis, IoT, Smart City, and security solutions. The joint effort aims to accelerate Telenor Group’s continued transformation and digitization drive, and [...]

The DigitalTown SmartWeb

The DigitalTown SmartWeb

SEATTLE, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) —  DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC:DGTW), the leading provider of People-centric Solutions for Smart Cities, provided a condensed update on the status of the SmartWeb initiative and the start of Blockchain tokenization of the Company’s domain name portfolio. In May 2017, DigitalTown launched an initiative called SmartWeb to make an Internet that [...]