The FIFA World Cup 2018 is a global sporting event that is being watched by almost half of the world’s population. As such, it offers the best opportunity to showcase new technology. For the host Russia, it means providing 5G coverage in seven of the 11 tournament cities.
Russia is testing 5G technology in more than 40 venues of the games, particularly in Moscow and St. Petersburg, enabling fans to send and receive information at ultra-high speed.
Coincidentally, management consulting firm McKinsey published a report, Smart Cities: Digital Solutions For A More Livable Future, this June. It was based on a survey of residents in major cities around the world regarding their acceptance of advanced technologies already in use. (Read more…)