Moscow wants to be a model smart city; this is how they plan to achieve it
The concept of smart cities is a well trodden one and has been at the core of the expansion of some of the world’s big megalopolises.
Moscow, however, rarely comes to mind when thinking about technology, primarily because Russia is often considered to have a significant tech presence – unlike China or the US.
Companies like Rostec and Kaspersky are changing this and so are initiatives like Moscow’s City-as-a-service. Qualcomm for example, chose the city to launch Europe’s first 5G mmWave network in partnership with Moscow’s Department for Information Technologies of Moscow. We caught up with its head, Eduard Lysenko, to find out more about what they have been doing.
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