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, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 161–176 | Cite as

Impact of 5G Technologies on Smart City Implementation

  • Sriganesh K. Rao
  • Ramjee Prasad


The concept of “Smart Cities” is very important as it aims to uplift the living standards of the residents by greatly improving the City’s Infrastructure, Traffic management, Governance, Water and Waste management, Power management, Health systems, Safety and Security systems, Education systems etc. This paper describes the concept of Smart Cities and enumerates its various benefits. It describes various Services and Applications required to make a City Smart and the role of ICT technologies in their implementation. Further, the challenges in the current ICT systems are discussed in their role to Smart City implementation. The paper discusses the proposed features of 5G technologies and describes how 5G could be the best answer for successful, implementation of Smart Cities. It lists down a few Smart City Use Cases which are enabled by 5G. 5G will act as the backbone of IoT and pave the way for the development of Smart Cities.


Smart Cities 5G technologies Internet of Things (IoT) Machine 2 Machine (M2M) Information and communication technologies (ICT) 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Consultancy Services LtdBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Business and TechnologyAarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

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