What is a Smart City? And what unique challenges are met when cities and citizens become customers? Mike Zeto, GM and Executive Director of AT&T Smart Cities, discusses what makes making cities "smart" - a broad and complex challenge.
All edge densification Videos:
The edge represents a huge market opportunity. Tier 1 venues, the middleprise and outdoor urban are all in play. But they all have unique cycles and market drivers - so where are we placing our bets? What problems need to be solved and who plays a role in solving them?
It’s universally agreed that the “edge” has consisted of large and highly visible outdoor and indoor public venues, solved by direct capital investment by willing carriers. However, the carrier has reached a level capex exhaustion that is requiring the ecosystem to rethink the edge densification business. Is this indirect model forcing the entire ecosystem to establish new roles and business initiatives of their own?
Mike Collado, Vice President of Marketing for SOLiD tells TIA NOW how the middleprise represents the line of demarcation where wireless operators will no longer fund in- building systems. Collado says this change in the industry means a clear shift for SOLiD’s market focus, moving towards the middleprise and investing in outdoor DAS and transport technologies, bringing connectivity closer to the handset through edge densification.