№2, 2021

Mammad A. Hashimov

Recently, the term “smart city” (SC) has become widely used in scientific conferences, workshops, technology forums, political organizations and even in citizens’ daily lives. SC is considered a promising solution to provide effective services to citizens using Information and Communication Technologies. (ICT). The goal of establishing SC is to raise the welfare of citizens and increase the efficiency of urban services. The paper provides information on the current state and future perspectives of SC. Here, the main components required to obtain the status of SC have been analyzed. The paper also studies the advanced technologies used in the implementation of the concepts of SC. The network standards used for data collection and transmission in SC environment have been presented. Moreover, the paper provides information on the services delivered in SC environment, their benefits for citizens and government agencies. The paper also investigates the cities that have successfully implemented SC projects in various countries around the world. The existing problems in the implementation of the SC concept were analyzed and certain suggestions were proposed. Comparative analysis and systematic approach methods were used in the implementation of the study. The results obtained in the paper can be used to solve the scientific and theoretical problems of SC concept, as well as in the formation of this concept (pp.95-107).

Keywords:“Smart City”, “Smart City” components, network standards, “Smart City” challenges.
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