The government in Shanghai’s Yangpu district has entered into an agreement with the Berlin-based non-profit MXC Foundation to increase the efficiency and reliability of wireless smart city data transmissions.

The agreement, part of China’s National Innovative Development Strategy, is to deploy the MXC’s IoT standard, MXProtocol, in Shanghai and explore blockchain technology’s role in improving the government management services.

“The focus is on smart city data management, allowing for all city data—for example, air quality, traffic conditions, and building occupancy—to be managed and run exclusively via MXC and the MXProtocol,” Aaron Wagener, co-founder and COO at MXC, said in an email. The goal, he said, is to improve both data transmission speed and the quantity of captured data.

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