The objective for Moscow’s smart city is to equip the city with a system of city service resources that are used as efficiently as possible to provide maximum convenience for its residents. Moscow is rapidly upgrading its digital infrastructure and has been recognised as one of the top 10 global smart cities by leading consultancies like PwC and KPMG. The city is successfully implementing its initial plans including 99% coverage of 4G network, 83% access to broadband services, and a 16 km2 public wireless network zone in the city centre, all of this with cheap internet costs. By completing this project, the city has allowed its citizens to manage all of their daily needs such as EMIAS medical portal, polls, digital education, and engagement platforms. The EMIAS medical portal allows the average waiting time to five minutes with 95% of prescriptions being done digitally. In the future, it is also expected to alert the citizens of the need for caution and administration when there is a pandemic.

Moscow’s transportation industry is also integrating an intelligent traffic control system to deal with its notorious traffic flow. The system is internally designed to be analysed online by thousands of different cameras, traffic detectors, and traffic lights to relieve traffic congestion. In the future, it will be possible for the Traffic Management Centre to anticipate traffic patterns and possibly move on to the introduction of one-way traffic system, similar to the one in Barcelona.

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