Introducing Mobile IoT

Advantages of Mobile IoT for Smart Cities

Cities need to be nimble in their deployment of services, and make the most of the budgets they have available to them.  Technology is a key enabler to this.  By utilising connected services powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), cities can become more efficient and make their assets work harder.  Mobile network connectivity that enables the IoT has advanced hugely over the past few years and offers a trusted route to meet city objectives.

These advances have been cemented by the introduction of Mobile IoT networks from mobile network operators, which offer a scalable, secure and standardised way to connect smart city assets across a wide variety of services in an economically sustainable way. Mobile IoT networks for smart cities are adaptable, secure and designed specifically to meet a smart city’s needs.  The economics of using this technology to deploy services has improved as the value chain standardises around common networks and components.

Mobile operators are in an ideal place to help a city meet the needs of its citizens and businesses, given their position at the confluence of the IoT from connectivity through to device management and data analytics.  They are able to provide economies of scale, a high quality of service and effective management and integration of these IoT attributes into a city’s framework for service provision.  A core part of this service offering are Mobile IoT networks.  Designed to allow a city to deploy smart services quickly across a wide area at the lowest risk, cities should ensure that they are investigating the benefits they offer.