Post-MWC, Gemalto Highlights Rise of Smart City Tech

“…this kind of thing will require new security mechanisms to ensure that smart city data and infrastructure aren’t susceptible to hack attacks and other such threats.”

Mobile World Congress covered a wide range of technologies and industries, but a few trends tend to stand out. For its part, Gemalto is observing the rise of the smart city in a new post-MWC blog post.

Post-MWC, Gemalto Highlights Rise of Smart City Tech

The advantages of various environmental sensors are starting to become clear, with a big new partnership between GE and AT&T, announced at MWC, poised to bring the technology to street lighting, outfitting lamps with the ability to detect things like air quality and even the sounds of gunshots. At the same time, 5G connectivity is emerging along with LTE Cat NB-IoT networks, allowing such sensor data to be transmitted effectively.

Of course, this kind of thing will require new security mechanisms to ensure that smart city data and infrastructure aren’t susceptible to hack attacks and other such threats. That’s why it’s a key component of Gemalto’s “Connect. Secure. Monetize.” approach to IoT, while other companies like Safran Identity and Security and even Booz Allen are starting to offer their own security platforms specifically targeting the IoT.