A Sustainable Marriage of Telcos and Transp in the Era of Big Data: Are We Ready?

Salman Naseer, William Liu, Nurul I Sarkar, Peter Han Joo Chong, Edmund Lai, Maode Ma, Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad, Tran Cong Danh, Luca Chiaraviglio, Junaid Qadir, More Authors

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The emerging smart city paradigm e.g., intelligent transport, smart grid and participatory sensing etc. is to advance the quality, performance and experience of urban citizten services through greater connectivity. This paradigm needs to collect data from citizens, various devices and assets that could be monitored, processed and analysed for the city governers to make better decision and also more efficiently manage those assests and resources. While the telecommunication and Internet are progressively being over-burdened and congested by the growing data transmission demands. To keep expanding the telecommunications and Internet infrastructures to accomodate these intensive data demands is costly and also the associated energy consumptions and carbon emissions could at long last wind up genuinely hurting the environment. To face this issue in the coming era of big data, we envision it will be best to utilize the established urban transport and road infrastructure and existing daily massive vehicular trips, to complement traditional option for data transmission. After detailing the current state-of-the-art, we consider the main challenges that need to be faced. Moreover, we define the main pillars to integrate the telecommunications and transport infrastructures, and also a proposal for the future urban network architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018 proceedings
EditorsP.H.J. Chong, B.C. Seet, M. Chai, S.U. Rehman
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-94965-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-94964-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSmartGIFT 2018: International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 23 Apr 201824 Apr 2018
Conference number: 3th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering


ConferenceSmartGIFT 2018
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


  • Smart city
  • Intelligent transport
  • Energy consumption
  • Data offloading
  • D2D communication
  • Carbon footprints Delay tolerant network


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