San Jose Teams with AT&T for Smart City
Monday, June 18, 2018 | Comments

AT&T and the city of San Jose, California, are teaming up in a public-private partnership that will foster the creation of a smart city with AT&T’s internet of things (IoT) technology. In April, AT&T and San Jose announced a strategic collaboration for the deployment of small cells.

Furthering that relationship, the city will deploy an extensive network of small cells to enhance existing voice and data capacity, laying the foundation for standards-based, mobile 5G services that AT&T expects to begin introducing in the city in the first half of 2019.

“Upgrading San Jose’s broadband infrastructure is key to building a smarter city, advancing our long term economic competitiveness, and connecting residents who lack access to affordable, high-quality internet service,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We’re excited that San Jose residents will soon be able to take advantage of AT&T’s enhanced network and look forward to continuing our partnership with AT&T to lay the foundation for next-generation connectivity.”

A pilot will allow the city to trial a multitude of services that may include LED smart lighting, public Wi-Fi, AT&T digital infrastructure and structure monitoring. The city expects small cell technology to help fortify the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) public-safety communications network by adding more capacity for first responders where it’s needed most.

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