There are alternative models for how smart cities engage with third parties, including communications service providers and technology suppliers.
There will be variations in which models apply depending on the size and type of city, their aims and maturity as a smart city, the state of their existing ICT infrastructure, and a whole host of other factors.
So how should a communication service provider or technology supplier engage with a city?
This GSA paper, written by Innovation Observatory Ltd, explores the role of telecoms operators in smart cities and the new opportunties available for them.
This paper was first published on GSA site