Gartner: How to plan the role of 5G in your Smart City initiatives
Analysts: Nick Jones

What can 5G do for smart cities?


A smart city is broadly defined as a network of information and communication technologies, deployed for today’s urban needs. From real-time video analytics to location-sensing features, all smart cities will require 5G in time. However, it is important to look at 5G realistically when integrating it into your framework.

To maximise its benefits, stakeholders need to understand the evolving capabilities of 5G as the technology matures, and apply it appropriately to smart city applications and wireless communication requirements.


Key insights in the Gartner report include:

  • Potential challenges when integrating 5G in smart cities
  • Identifying short-term and long-term opportunities
  • Development of 5G standards and benefits
  • Alternative ways of accelerating the deployment of 5G



Gartner, How to Plan the Role of 5G in Your Smart City Initiatives, 26 May 2020,  Nick Jones

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