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Anatomy of a 5G Smart City

1). Introduction Ever-increasing urban migration and populations are going to put serious strains on cities that do not adopt technologies to accommodate the influx of people to their streets. New technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN) will be key to supporting the massive scales required to manage growing populations—which threaten to overwhelm existing services. This month Riot talked to the City of Bristol, to try to work out what are the right ingredients to make your City truly smart. Bristol in the UK is hoping to find a formula that can power its next-gen citizen services, and eventually monetize those findings through licensing the technologies. Each week, around a million people migrate to cities, in a trend that will continue…

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