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There are nearly as many definitions of a smart city as cities that call themselves smart. Besides, every city focuses its own smart initiatives according to its local issues in order to find ways to tackle its own challenges or to promote a given urban aspect. This makes it difficult to pinpoint just one smart model only.


IoT has become “the now big thing” in the smart city ecosystem. The Internet of Things started from M2M, and it has been adopted in a widespread manner by companies involved in the deployment of infrastructure and services for connected cities.

Marieta del Rivero

Marieta del Rivero, General Manager Deputy to CCDO / Telefónica, S.A

“Telefónica stands up for an open, safe internet experience as the basis for the development of Digital Economy. We need cooperative, open models that foster the new economy.

Cities with WiFi

No city can be truly Smart, if it is not efficiently connected. Wireless networks and accessible high-speed Internet connections in a city usually result in a win-win scenario for its residents, companies and institutions. But what are the best ways to implement these strategies? The staff at Yadwire* share their thoughts on the matter.


Unmanned aerial vehicles have gone through an outstanding development in the last few years. 2013 was a turning point in the adoption of such devices. Back in 2009, Chris Anderson (editor of Wired magazine) founded the company 3DRobotics and DIY Drones, as a pioneer in a field that had only been explored by large companies, most often for military uses.

European flag

European programmes may become a great opportunity for companies that have no access to credit yet. Nevertheless, taking part in them is no easy task. High demand, fierce competition and limited resources are the major hindrances when it comes to obtaining such funding.

Toni Mascaró

A 42-year-old businessman from Barcelona, Toni Mascaró has a mind that never stops racing. After a long career as a specialist businessman in new technologies and online marketing, he is currently the Chief Executive Officer at e.mascaró, one of the most successful and innovative companies in e-business applied to tourism.

According to IESE Cities in Motion, London remains the undisputed leader in the rankings of the smartest cities in the world. It is followed by New York, which grabbed second place, and Seoul, in third. Rounding out the top 10, we see five other European cities - Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Geneva and Munich -- and two Asian ones - Tokyo and Singapore, the latter of which advanced 11 positions over the course of just two years.


The Smart City Business Institute has officially taken off with a set of agreements with several institutions and companies, determined to become a worldwide renown Smart platform.

The Smart City Business Institute (SCBI) is now in motion. Our organization, whose main goal is to boost the creation of business opportunities within the Smart Cities sector, has taken the first steps in its commitment to spread the word about the Smart initiatives

Cisco Visual Networking Index

Smart Connections Will Account for 97 Percent of Global Mobile Traffic by 2019

According to the latest annual update of the Cisco® Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019, the ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections combined with broader access to faster cellular networks are key contributors to significant mobile traffic growth.

Smart City Business Institute

The SCBI has arrived, willing to lead the Smart sector of a new society. Our Institute had a formal introduction on the night of the 19th, with the presence of the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and from many representatives of the Smart world from different fields of the social, political and economic panorama.

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