Sprint, an American telecommunications company and fourth-largest mobile network operator in the US, recently at the Consumer Electronics Show –CES 2019, announced that the city of Greenville, in the state of South Carolina, US, and Sprint will be working together on building a smart city infrastructure and ecosystem by the installation of innovative Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology, dedicated IoT network technology and more across the city, and is all set to leverage the power of 5G and Sprint Curiosity™ IoT.
According to Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development at Sprint, the city officials place their utmost trust in Sprint to help them realize the most forward-thinking smart city ecosystems on the planet, leveraging the power of 5G and Curiosity IoT networks. The company takes pride in supporting the fourth fastest growing city in the US to build a smart city ecosystem.
The smart city concept will be a reality with the 5G spectrum launch and “micro-positioning” technology, which will enable all connected entities such as connected vehicles, drones and other smart machines to operate, navigate and react in real time, in dedicated areas of the city. Leading companies such as Smart Greenville, W8less and LG, are already onboard and are pitching their innovative ideas and concepts to realize the smart city ecosystem.
According to Knox White, Mayor of Greenville, S.C., cities used to invest in the development and maintenance of roads, rails, and airports; but the infrastructure of the future to attract investment is digital. With Sprint’s Curiosity IoT and mobile 5G support, cities can prepare themselves to attract the business of the future.