WASHINGTON — Aug. 30, 2016 — ATIS today announced the launch of its Smart Cities Initiative, which will create a Technology Roadmap to identify key upcoming network-enabled developments to assist planners in developing strategies for integrating, staging, and deploying smart cities infrastructure. It is designed to foster integration of municipal-focused services with expected developments in the commercial sector. The Roadmap will cover breakthrough technologies in the context of IoT, 5G, edge and cloud computing, spectrum considerations and infrastructure resiliency.
“City decision-makers and CIOs will benefit from knowing more about network-enabled technology and its role in delivering the future,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.”The Roadmap will help planners understand how innovations in the near term and on the horizon will make smart cities a reality, creating a bridge to a future wherein ICT innovation improves the opportunities our cities can deliver to enhance citizens’ lives.”
On Sept. 27 – 29 ATIS will participate in Smart Cities Week® 2016 as a Supporting Organization. The event is North America’s premier smart city conference and exhibition focused on holistic, integrated approaches to smart cities that save money while improving results. Produced by the Smart Cities Council, a recognized leader in smart cities education, the event takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most pressing business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.