ICT has been used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT). ICT unifies communications and the integration of telecommunications.
The idea of growing cities is replaced with the idea of making a city “smart”. ICT is the core to develop a smart city which enables a better use of energy in buildings, street lighting, etc.
Few ICT essentials that a smart city needs while developing are:
Operations of Broadband Networks
ICT enables easy usage & access to broadband services. The latest broadband service is fibre-optic, which is the fastest Internet connection available.
Smart Sensors & Devices
While implementing smart ICT plan for a city, the developer has to ensure that the city is installed with embedded systems, smart devices, sensors, and actuators, offering real-time data management, alerts, and information processing for the city administration.
Developing Smart Urban Spaces
By connecting these embedded systems, sensors and smart devices located across the city together, smart urban spaces are made. These help ICT to deliver efficient & sustainable services to the residents. These spaces help integrate the data from the smart controllers with decision support systems.
Developing Sustainable Services
For environmental and energy monitoring such as using sensors to detect when waste disposal pick-ups are needed, or to measure energy consumption and emissions, ICT can be used.
These essentials are closely linked to build a self sustainable living and ultimately provide comprehensive ICT solutions.
Wave City on NH24, Ghaziabad offers such smart living options. ICT has been used extensively throughout this smart city. The project would stand as a master piece of innovation. Wave City will offer residential properties, commercial properties, villas, shop cum offices, independent floors, affordable homes, etc.