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Bristol offers smart city test bed

Friday 31 October 2014 | 10:31 CET | News
Bristol city council and the University of Bristol are deploying fibre in the council-owned Rediffusion ducts running 100 miles under the streets in a project funded by the government's SuperConnected Cities programme, the Financial Times reports. Telecom equipment companies and mobile app startups will pay a fee to test new products and services in large scale, live conditions. Potential research areas include smart power grids, metering and remote healthcare. The fibre will be linked to a wireless infrastructure of lamp posts collecting data from sensors embedded in traffic lights,

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