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In the past six years, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has embarked on a number of initiatives to improve the management of the city, residents’ ability to access city services, and digital inclusion.


  • Rio has become a reference point for other smart-city projects in Brazil. Even though the conditions under which the city started its program are hard to replicate, its experience can help other cities interested in launching such programs.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses Rio's various smart-city programs.
  • Analyzes the role of telecoms operators in Rio's smart-city transformation.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main projects for Rio de Janeiro's smart-city initiative?
  • How have the Olympic Games influenced Rio de Janeiro's Smart City project?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Smart Cities: Rio de Janeiro takes its first steps with a range of connected offerings

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