TM Forum has formed a collaboration of seven cities to push creation of smart cities through open data sharing and standardization. The goal is to have more than 100 cities participating.
The Smart City Forum is a newly launched collaboration of TM Forum members that consists of seven cities working to help drive the creation of smart cities worldwide.
The initial cities with members in the new forum’s leadership are: Los Angeles; Lisbon, Portugal; Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver; Atlanta; Bristol, U.K.; and Toronto. Eventually the forum plans to include members from more than 100 smart cities and governments around the world. TM Forum is an organization with 950 member companies that work to bring about global standards to the telecommunications business and it’s broadening to include the Internet of Things (IoT), smart health, smart climate and smart cities.
“We’ve formed a leadership team with seven cities,” said Carl Piva, vice president of strategic programs at TM Forum. “Academia is invited to be part of that. And other ecosystem partners that deliver solutions into the smart city domain. It will all be driven by the needs and requirements of these cities.”
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