The telecom sector is one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy. With the advent of new technologies and technological advancements, things keep on changing, and to be more precise, they keep on getting better, may it be the consumer experience, spectrum utilization, development of new services, etc. The telecom sector has grown rapidly in the past two decades and has brought with it many innovations in other allied sectors of the economy as a whole.
India is witnessing a wave of migration from the rural to urban areas. Therefore, comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social, and economic infrastructure is the need of the hour. All these developments are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investments to the city, setting in motion a sustainable cycle of growth and development.
In order to manage the ever-increasing population in the cities, it is important that infrastructure in the cities are upgraded and managed by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to make them sustainable in the long run. That is the context of this White Paper.
The White Paper highlights the Role of digital technologies for smart cities, discusses the key smart solutions, deliberates the need of Global Standardization and connectivity related aspects specific to smart cities, and tries to identify the framework for ICT Infrastructure for the success of Smart Cities Mission in India.