• Bristol wins the inaugural Smart City GLOMO (Global Mobile Award) at Mobile World Congress 2018
  • The judges chose Bristol ahead of leading global tech hubs: Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore, and Yinchuan.
  • Zeetta Networks is proud that its technology is contributing to Bristol via a world-first demonstration of diverse smart city networking in the Bristol is Open project.

Zeetta Networks’ home-town of Bristol is the winner of a Smart City GLOMO (Global Mobile Awards) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, beating notable smart cities such as Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore, and Yinchuan. This emphasises Bristol’s role as a leading Internet of Things (IoT) city, after overtaking London as the UK’s smartest city last year.

Nominations were selected directly from GSMA’s independent panel of leading influencer judges. The Smart City Award is new for 2018, in line with the innovative technologies shaping the digital space around the globe. The award recognises a city authority that has raised the bar on what being a ‘smart city’ is, and that makes a significant impact on the lives of their citizens.

The judges crowned Bristol as it demonstrated: “An ambitious programme that has resulted so far in a strong IoT network test bed and a city operations centre that is beginning to make a real impact on broader city policy.”

Vassilis Seferidis, our CEO here at Zeetta Networks, said:

“This prestigious award is testament to Bristol as a smart city trailblazer. We’re proud that our NetOS® technology, which was also nominated for a GLOMO award, has been deployed in Bristol is Open, a world-first demonstration of open networking technologies for a diverse smart city network.

“Our software allows service providers to acquire a ‘slice’ of Bristol Is Open’s network on-demand for the development of their application or service. It is very exciting to have our city’s achievement in smart technology applications recognised by these prestigious judges at the GLOMOs.”

Zeetta Networks and Bristol is Open have been involved in the €25 million Horizon2020 REPLICATE Project, one of the largest Smart City projects in Europe. This future-thinking initiative forms a testbed of solutions for the smart infrastructure of the future city. Innovative public/private partnerships are a fundamental part of this; Bristol is Open uses a council owned fibre optic network to link nodes around the city with Zeetta Networks’ NetOS® tech providing increased network capabilities to support the effective distribution of demand.

Bristol’s smart city integrates the council’s Emergency and Traffic Control Centres and Community Safety (CCTV) Control Rooms for the first time along with other citizen service providers. The centre also provides services such as telecare, alarm and security monitoring and lone worker support which has resulted in around 60,000 welfare calls received every month.

Find out more about the Bristol is Open project and Zeetta Networks’ impact on the smart city here.