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Becoming truly smart – how can new cities add value to fibre with sensing?
The webinar will examine the unique opportunity for architects, designers and planners offered by fibre installation in smart city developments. When designing smart cities, all of those involved in designing and creating them must think about how to install infrastructure to optimise its value – this includes new concepts for planning fibre installation.

Fotech will put forward a proposal involving subtle changes in fibre placement and cable- and duct-building. This can have a powerful impact on the value of sensory data obtained from fibre, offering insights into the surrounding environment. There are many applications for optimally installed fibre running Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, including monitoring and informing all forms of transport, protecting infrastructure, maintaining a secure and safe environment and improving lives.

Jul 29, 2021 10:00 AM in London

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Stuart Large
Product Line Director and Business Development @Fotech Group
Stuart has spent more than 20 years in leading-edge sensor technology. Originally from the energy sector, Stuart leads Fotech’s vision for smart cities and takes a hands-on approach in driving product innovation and development of the use cases for distributed fibre optic sensing technology in cities.
Sue Weekes
News Editor @SmartCitiesWorld
Sue Weekes has been news editor of SmartCitiesWorld since its launch in April 2016. She has been writing about technology for more than 30 years, having tracked therly years of digital transformation in the 1990s. She subsequently followed the rise and fall of the dotcom era and the shift to web- and cloud-based systems in the B2B sector throughout the noughties.