What are the technological challenges facing the smarter city?
The smart city uses information and communication technology to improve urban infrastructure and enhance services for local authorities and their citizens. With its highly collaborative nature, the smart city offers facilities that have virtual capabilities to meet the needs of local inhabitants and reduce environmental impact. Data collection, analysis and treatment are all central to the smart city. The stakes are high. In France, every stakeholder has their own set of demands. Emerging 5G networks will play a key role and offer significant developments, particularly in terms of the zero-carbon transition which ENGIE Group is so committed to. Christophe Poulain, Business Developer in Wireless Solutions at ENGIE Ineo, analyses the challenges facing the smart city and the major technological issues to come.