Smart Cities on the Horizon

The emergence of Smart Cities has technology visionaries and city planners alike devising many ways the quality of life and safety of residents can be improved.

From the easing of traffic congestion; to faster response times from police, firefighters and paramedics; to utility workers identifying and fixing downed powerlines more quickly; the potential of Smart Cities is substantial.

Real-time data from cameras, smart utility meters and so many other sensors throughout a city’s infrastructure, combined with advanced back office systems, allows Smart Cities to make informed decisions and deploy resources with unprecedented speed.

Wirelessly connecting all these sensors is key to the success of Smart Cities; but achieving reliable and stable connectivity in cities filled with buildings, trees, traffic and other obstacles that interfere with signals is major issue.

Today’s wireless networks are highly susceptible to signal interference, delay, and latency that can impact the reliable and stable connectivity necessary to effectively connect all the sensors spread throughout a city. Compounding this, cities are full of obstacles to good wireless connectivity. Buildings prevent clear lines-of-sight, buildings with lots of windows reflect and bounce signals, and even trees are an issue as they absorb radio signals.

Cohere Technologies’ OTFS wireless modulation technology is uniquely able to overcome signal fading, signal reflections and other interference that limit the throughput, range and reliability of current wireless technologies. Unlike other wireless modulation schemes, OTFS can capture all of the energy in a wireless signal, enabling ultra-reliable connectivity in even the most challenging urban environments.

How is OTFS more reliable than 4G/LTE/OFDM wireless networks?

Do we have real-world market results comparing the reliability of communications on OTFS versus OFDM wireless networks?