Ranplan Wireless to Help Smart Cities
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17:05 12 November 2018
UK government awards Ranplan Wireless a grant to build a data analytics platform that can predict and help manage congestion in smart cities.
Ranplan Wireless, a company that helps design and optimise 5G networks, has received £300,000 in funding from Innovate UK to create a data analytics platform that can provide real-time information on how people move around their cities.
The project will focus on designing a tool that will use machine learning to gather data and carry out tasks, such as identifying peak traffic times and pattern of movement to help town planners prevent road congestions. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, East China University of Science & Technology, Jinan University, and China Unicom.
Alastair Williamson, CEO Ranplan Group AB, said: “Advanced data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and ultra-fast and reliable 5G networks are the building blocks for tomorrow’s smart cities.”
He concludes: ”Smart cities are all about people and 5G is a core enabling technology to empower society. The results of this research project will enable us to commercialise a new smart mobility solution to complement our existing in-building and outdoor network planning tools and offer cities a robust 5G and IoT planning tool.”