TRAI publishes white paper on smart cities

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a white paper on smart cities in India, a framework for ICT infrastructure. The paper describes the role of digital technologies for smart cities, discusses the key smart solutions, considers the need for global standardisation and connectivity related aspects specific to smart cities, and aims to identify the ICT infrastructure framework needed for creating smart cities. The paper concludes with a series of conclusions: creating a unified, secure, resilient, and scalable digital infrastructure; standardisation; interoperability; developing compliance testing to infrastructure and ecosystem; securing cyberspace assurance; establishing a national trust centre with  a national charter of trust; creating unique secure device identities and unique device addresses; developing an agile cloud strategy; improving data sharing; developing reference architecture and harmonising standards, regulations, and policies.