How can transport authorities and operators work together to invest in 5G networks to enable smart city services that help them stay safe and connected? A new report from BAI Communications has explored the themes of transport and connectivity within smart cities. The study, which surveyed more than 2,400 rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York City, Sydney and Toronto, emphasised the importance of advanced network infrastructure and data-driven services.
Justin Berger, chief strategy officer at BAI Communications, outlines the rationale. “Local governments and transit authorities know it’s important to build and maintain wireless infrastructure of the latest generation, given that users’ demand for the network increases exponentially over time,” he tells Telecoms.