Connected Cities

Connected City Advisory Board & Blueprint

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Project information

Under the umbrella of the Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the Connected City Blueprint is intended to work as a guideline to support cities and government authorities to develop their connected city plans, and for the broader wireless industry, including citizens, entrepreneurs, operators, regulators, equipment manufacturers and service developers to better understand the challenges and opportunities of the Connected City and Smart City ecosystem.

• Overall connectivity is important to a city on many layers;

• Citizens: Providing greater convenience and better quality of life;

• Businesses: Create new economic opportunities for companies in all sectors including tech, media, healthcare, logistics and many more;

• Government: Efficiently manage and run the city by anticipating needs and providing improved services to its people

Outcomes / Target Audience

The Connected City Blueprint 2017/18 serves as a guideline for cities and government authorities looking for support in the approach and development of their Connected City Plans. It includes valuable lessons to be learned from the most successful early adopters, and is a source for the broader wireless industry to better understand the challenges and opportunities the Connected City and Smart City ecosystem offers.

This latest edition also explores how different technologies can help cities develop their Connected City Plans to tackle urban challenges, whilst highlighting the need for engagement with and collaboration between the different stakeholders, including the Citizens, City Authorities, Private Sector Companies, Innovators and Entrepreneurs and Academia, in order to achieve success.



Smart City, Connected City, Unlicensed Access for IoT, New Value Chains, IoT Identities, Roaming, Verticals Interoperability

Business objectives

  • Identify the business opportunities and challenges for a Connected City
  • Practical templates and requirements to facilitate connectivity management


  • SSmart City Definition (The importance of the Smart City and its Challenges)
  • Connected City Ecosystem and Stakeholders
  • Connected City Value Proposition
  • Assessing the role of different technologies
    (Technology Landscape, Wireless Broadband Technologies, IoT and Smart Cities Technologies)
  • Connected City architectures & framework
    (Modelling City Services, Overview over Standardization) efforts
  • Interoperability and Roaming
  • Public-Private Partnerships Business models
  • Big Data: Challenges, opportunities and benefits for Cities