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Edge Computing Enables the “Smart” in Smart Cities by Bringing New Concepts to the Internet of Things Network.

While citywide Internet of Things (IoT) networks are still in their infancy, researchers are already considering the next generation of digital connection advances for smart cities. Any IoT network worthy of its salt is constructed on a high bandwidth, the low-latency network responsible for delivering massive amounts of data. Still, network connectivity can be inadequate until dependable and accessible 5G becomes more ubiquitous.

The solution is Edge Computing. Conventional IoT networks gather and analyze data before transferring it to a primary cloud server to interpret and operate them. Meanwhile, Edge computer offers greater Computing and analysis on a device at the ‘Edge’ of the network. This means that the devices themselves can make real-time decisions rather than transmit data to another server for processing. Such an immediate response is required for high bandwidth technology, such as self-sufficient vehicles, where human-like reactions are essential to achieve high-security standards.

Edge Computing will play a significant part in the upcoming phases of smart city development. These smart gadgets can conduct sophisticated AI algorithms in real-time with local data performance and improved Bandwidth. With the progress of 5G and Edge Computing, we are gradually moving to the eventual goal of a smart city.

Nearby One enables smart cities to be able to optimize connectivity with smart (connected) vehicles, live video streaming, augmented and virtual reality applications, healthcare applications and diagnostics, and more.

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