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Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global Smart City Market

  • August 2013
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 155 pages


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Smart City Market is Likely to be Worth a Cumulative $3.3 Trillion by 2025

The research service sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing one of the significant Mega Trends, Smart is the New Green. 'Smart' as a value proposition has been increasingly replacing 'Green' concepts. This presentation would highlight examples of projects, companies and technologies that will invade and change the smart city space globally in the next decade. It also provides information on the total addressable smart city market size opportunity and discusses smart city business models, funding mechanisms, and stakeholder analysis. It also provides an analysis of macro-to-micro implications of smart cities on various industries in driving convergence of competition.

Definition of Smart Cities

Smart cities are cities built on ‘Smart’ and ‘Intelligent’ solutions and technology that will lead to the adoption of at least X of the X following smart parameters—smart energy, smart building, smart mobility, smart healthcare, smart infrastructure, smart technology, smart governance and smart education, smart citizen

Smart City Concepts

• Smart Governance and Smart Education
• Smart Healthcare
• Smart Building
• Smart Mobility
• Smart Infrastructure
• Smart Technology
• Smart Energy
• Smart Citizen

Key Parameters that will Define a Smart City in 2020

Smart Energy: Digital Management of Energy
• Smart grids
• Smart meters
• Intelligent energy storage

Smart Buildings: Automated Intelligent Buildings
• Building Automation
• Intelligent Buildings: Advanced HVAC, Lighting Equipment

Smart Mobility: Intelligent Mobility
• Advanced traffic management system (ATMS)
• Parking management
• ITS-enabled transportation pricing system

Smart Technology: Seamless Connectivity
• 4G connectivity
• Super broadband
• Free Wi-Fi
• 1Gbps download speeds

Smart Infrastructure: Digital Management of Infrastructure
• Sensor networks
• Digital water and waste management

Smart Governance and Smart Education: Government-on-the-Go
• eGovernment
• eEducation
• Disaster management solutions

Smart Healthcare: Intelligent Healthcare Technology
• Use of eHealth and mHealth systems
• Intelligent and connected medical devices

Smart Citizen: Civic Digital Natives
• Use of green mobility options
• Smart lifestyle choices

Smart Security: Next Generation 911
• Surveillance
• Biometrics
• Simulation modeling and crime protection
• C2 and response

Executive Summary—Key Findings of the Study

1. Around Xglobal cities and more than X sustainable cities are to developed by 2025. Around X% of these smart cities will be from North America and Europe.

2. The smart city market will be valued at $Xtrillion in 2020. Out of this share, X% of projects is likely to be in the smart governance and smart education segment.

3. The need for complex and integrated citywide solutions will drive and foster convergence in the smart city space. Companies will actively partner and converge with other players in the smart city ecosystem to create and offer intelligent services. Convergence between pure-play product vendors, networking companies, and system integrators will create the most smart solutions in the market.

4. As cities evolve into clusters of smart communities, the importance of ICT participants will increase as a fresh league of such companies begin to participate in areas, such as smart energy, industrial automation, and building technology that were previously not envisioned by traditional leaders in these spaces. Similarly, utility providers will begin to compete with telecom providers while deploying ICT network within a city.

5. Smart cities will be measured on the level of intelligence and integration of infrastructure connecting sectors of healthcare, energy, buildings, transportation, and governance. The construction of this ICT network will have Xmain models: BOO, BOT, BOM, and Open Network.

6. The smart energy segment will witness the highest growth rate by 2020. With a CAGR of X%, the market is anticipated to be valued at $X billion, constituting X% of the global smart city market.

7. Smart mobility solutions are likely to be in high demand in the next Xyears. Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe will be the growing segments, at X%, X%, and X%, respectively, by 2025.

8. eServices to Citizens, such as ePayments, eExchange, eSharing, etc., will empower citizens with real-time access to personal data and related services. More than X% of citizens of smart cities will have full access to eServices in the next X years.

9. All smart city market participants will assume one or more of the four main roles in the ecosystem: integrators (the end-to-end service provider); network operators (the M2M and connectivity providers); product vendors (hardware and asset providers); and managed service providers (third-party providers overseeing management/operation of smart solutions/services).

10. The pace of smart city market development will depend on how quickly companies converge and tap into each other’s industry value chains. In addition to identifying best partners, the first mover advantage in offering integrated solutions to city governments will also become vital as cities look for centralized operation centres. Cloud-based smart city services, in this context, will become imperative.

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