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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The pending agenda for smart cities: new axes of government and NB-IoT accelerated by operators

The evangelization on IoT for Smart Cities in municipal and provincial offices is a past stage. This task was undertaken by business promoters on unlicensed spectrum -LoRa and Sigfox, more than by mobile operators-, who managed to transcend the instance of conversations and are preparing to venture into specific services.

The change of government that took place in Argentina in December last year, and even more, the coronavirus crisis, created a transition stage for Smart Cities initiatives, not only because of the reevaluation of projects that had already been agreed with previous administrations, but because the Undersecretariat of Open Government and Digital Country, in charge of César Gazzo Huck, still defines lines of action. Sources from the agency clarified to Convergencialatina that the new team is reviewing the progress made by Mauricio Macri government and at the beginning of March the definition of axes for management has just begun.

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