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As India faces the rapid urbanization of its population, international tech firms and large telecoms vendors have taken a lead in helping it achieve its smart city goals, with some moving beyond point solutions to integrate various smart services and applications on a single platform.


  • In the last 12 months, India has embarked on many smart city projects aimed at improving citizens' access to utility services, optimizing the use of city resources, improving security and surveillance, and therefore achieving a better quality of life.
  • Many cities are now developing City Command and Control Centers or Smart City Operation Centers (SCOCs) to integrate various smart services and applications on a single platform. These are instrumental in providing situational awareness of citywide infrastructure and enabling diversified operations related to smart infrastructure monitoring, the management of alerts received from multiple sensors, and the enhancement of citizens' safety and security.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the smart city projects developed as part of the Indian government's Smart Cities Mission.
  • Learn about vendor developments in the smart city space in India, and the solutions deployed by Cisco, L&T, Sterlite, Ericsson, Wipro, and HPE.

Key questions answered

  • How are large technology vendors developing and supporting India's smart city projects?
  • Which vendors are most active in deploying smart city solutions?
  • What type of smart city solutions are deployed by various cities?
  • What types of collaboration are taking place between government and vendors using the public-private partnership (PPP) funding route?

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  • Summary
  • The Indian government has an ambitious plan to develop 100 smart cities by 2022
  • Large vendors and tech giants are helping to open up the country's smart city market
  • No single firm can work their magic alone; building sustainable smart cities will be a collaborative effort


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