Globally, a mix of communications and networking technologies including wired, wireless and satellite networks; transmission protocols; machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; and internet of things (IoT) is being used to provide the requisite infrastructure for smart cities. In addition, these cities are deploying public Wi-Fi, big data analytics and cloud computing, which will form the backbone of the next-generation smart cities. tele.net takes a look at the key information and communication technology (ICT)-driven initiatives in select smart cities across the globe…