TM Forum publishes smart city platform manifesto

Originally published on Smart Cities World

The platform architecture and open API definitions are expected to unleash innovation and help cities become truly smart.

The TM Forum has announced its City as a Platform Manifesto with initial backing from more than 40 major cities, regional and international government bodies, telecoms operators, technology firms and associations.

Unveiled at this year’s Smart City InFocus event in Yinchuan, China, the manifesto sets out 10 key principles which aim to bring private and public sector together when deploying digital city platforms.

According to the industry association, all manifesto signatories share a common desire to develop a new city-scale data economy that drives sustainability and inclusivity, by using digital platforms. [read more]