The 250,000 citizens of Songdo, a business district which borders the Yellow Sea in Incheon, a free economic zone in South Korea, are seeing hectic activity.
Every nook and corner is being wired. The idea is to have everything connected — buildings, cars and even energy grids. Networking technology from Cisco is being embedded into buildings, and every home, school and government agency is being equipped with telepresence video technology. Cisco, which is helping build a prototype of an ‘intelligent city’ here, has sold 20,000 units of telepresence — its advanced videoconferencing system. Much of Songdo will have been wired by 2014. Cisco and New York City-based Gale International hope the $35 billion Songdo project will soon lead to similar developments in China, India, Vietnam and other countries.
Source: AIC Group