As part of its mission to create connected city infrastructure by rethinking urban services, Cisco teamed up with Sprint for a new intelligent Wi-Fi network in downtown Kansas City.
The new Wi-Fi network will be stationed near Sprint's headquarters, spanning a 2.2 mile region along a Kansas City streetcar line. As a key part of the new Smart+Connected City framework, this Wi-Fi network will do so much more than offer access to the Internet. The network will support digital maps, information kiosks, manage parking, traffic, lighting, as well as handle water and waste management. A subsidiary of Sprint, Pinsight Media+ will even make it possible for the network to offer advertising, e-commerce and analytics.
In order for this network need to anticipate some flexibility for future technologies, developers will be able to build off of existing framework and add new applications as needed over time.