New guideline aids cities, government authorities in development of connected city plans

The Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) has launched its first Connected City Blueprint, the board said.

A guideline to support cities and government authorities developing Connected City plans, the report outlines the factors to consider when developing a smarter and more connected city ecosystem, and the technology required. It also provides a set of case studies to be used as a benchmark for future connected city deployments.

The Blueprint identifies and brings together cities and local authorities´ views and perspectives on how to structure connectivity plans, the benefits of connectivity, and the value propositions for various stakeholders involved in the development of smart cities. It also outlines the opportunities and services that can be explored by cities, including big data, roaming and public-private partnerships.

The committee is developed by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), founded in 2003 with the mission of developing a converged wireless broadband ecosystem through seamless, secure and interoperable unlicensed wireless broadband services for delivering outstanding user experience.