Today’s cities face tremendous challenges – from rising populations and shrinking budgets to the need to economise on the use of resources. In order to tackle these challenges and support the evolution of urban environments into more efficient ecosystems, information and communication technologies introduce smart IT solutions into public services such as traffic and urban mobility management, air quality control or waste management.
However, Smart City solutions must take into account each city’s different motivations, requirements, limitations, challenges and objectives which are very often generated and required by the dominant political and economic groups.
Deutsche Telekom’s whitepaper “Connected Cities” explores the current trends and state of communication infrastructure and solutions for Smart Cities. It looks at the challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation of urban spaces including examples of demonstrating different solutions and what these mean for citizens, municipals administration and manufactures.