20 04, 2017

Bristol – A city as smart as its citizens

April 20th, 2017|NEWS|

One of Bristol Is Open’s partners Nokia, takes a deeper look into some of the city’ ecosystem of organisations who are leading, listening and engaging with the city and citizens needs. Using the insight to experiment and create meaningful uses of technology and connectivity to enhance the daily lives of the people in Bristol.  Making [...]

28 02, 2017

Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless

February 28th, 2017|NEWS|

The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. The research team has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO [...]

24 01, 2017

New Non-Executive Chairman joins Bristol Is Open

January 24th, 2017|NEWS|

Graeme Hobbs has joined Bristol Is Open as its new Non-Executive Chairman, commencing his role from 2 January 2017. Together with the rest of the Board he will further develop the project in order to successfully make Bristol the first open programmable city in the world. Bristol Is Open is a Joint Venture between the [...]

30 11, 2016

Bristol Is Open wins smart cities award

November 30th, 2016|NEWS|

Bristol Is Open won The Smart Cities Award at a prestigious ceremony last night (Tuesday 29 November). The project, which is a joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, was one of four nominees in the Smart Cities category at the World Communications Awards (WCA). The awards have been going since [...]

12 10, 2016

Zeetta Networks signs cooperation agreement with Bristol Is Open to deploy NetOS® in city-wide Smart City testbed

October 12th, 2016|NEWS|

BRISTOL, UK – 12th October, 2016 – Zeetta Networks announced today that it has signed an agreement with Bristol Is Open (BRISTOL IS OPEN) for the deployment of Zeetta’s NetOS® on the Bristol Is Open Network in a first-in-the-world use of open networking technologies orchestrating a diverse Smart City network. Bristol Is Open’s backbone network [...]

11 10, 2016

Nokia and Bristol Is Open commit to partnership to develop the open programmable city

October 11th, 2016|NEWS|

Bristol, 11 October 2016 - Nokia, the Finnish communications and information technology company, announced today that it is forming a partnership with Bristol Is Open, an ambitious joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. Nokia is a world leader in programmable networks, 5G and Internet of Things technologies. It will trial, [...]

20 06, 2016

The Official #Hypercat16 Summit title #SmartITC has launched

June 20th, 2016|NEWS|

We have partnered with #Hypercat16 Summit to launch, ‘Smart Cities: Innovation through collaboration.’ The title explores smart city projects, strategies and visions, while highlighting the technology that underpins the concept. Featuring forewords from UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Dr Ruth McKernan (CEO, Innovate UK) and Lord Erroll (Chair, Hypercat Advisory Board), the publication presents an illuminating showcase [...]

19 05, 2016

Bristol Is Open wins Smart City Innovator Award

May 19th, 2016|NEWS|

Bristol Is Open was awarded the global ‘Smart City Innovator’ ‘award at the TM Forum Live! 2016 – Digital World Awards last week. TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate members’ successful digital business transformation. Over 3,500 delegates from 650 different telecommunication [...]

18 04, 2016

Creating content for the Data Dome in the Planetarium – BBC Digital Bristol Week 2016

April 18th, 2016|NEWS|

BBC Digital Bristol Week 2016 invites creative professionals to an evening workshop and networking event (Fri 13 May, from 6pm) looking at sharing skills, experience and tools in creating content for the Data Dome / Planetarium and exploring ideas for future content and uses.  The event includes the first time BBC’s 360 degree natural history footage has [...]

23 03, 2016

Bristol and Lund set a new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency

March 23rd, 2016|NEWS|

New research by engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, working alongside National Instruments (NI), has demonstrated how a massive antenna system can offer a 12-fold increase in spectrum efficiency compared with current 4G cellular technology. Multiple antenna technology, referred to as MIMO, is already used in many Wi-Fi routers and 4G [...]