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M2M Communication in Smart Cities & Public Transport 2011-20

  • Published: June 2012
  • Region: Global
  • Machina Research

"Smart Cities & Public Transport is a diverse sector with a wide range of different public services, all of which can substantially benefit from M2M, in particular through driving efficiency savings. In most cases, each service has been conceived and developed often over a number of years as an independent silo, with little integration, interdependence or communication built in between services. The challenge with retrofitting existing cities will be to link up some of those independent silos where appropriate. Facilitating communication between traffic management systems and public transport vehicles is an obvious example but there is scope for wider “horizontal” platforms, accommodating a number of “connected” services. M2M is instrumental in enabling this communication."

Michele Mackenzie, Principal Analyst

The Smart City sector is deploying M2M across a diverse range of public services and infrastructure comprising Public Transport, Traffic Management, Environment and Public Safety and Public Space Advertising and represents a sizeable opportunity for market players. The market will grow from 59 million connections in 2011 to 512 million READ MORE >

1 Executive Summary

1.1 There is no “one-size-fits-all” strategy for smart cities

1.2 Smart cities: a raft of diverse services and applications

1.3 Connections exceed 500 million by 2020 and revenue grows to EUR14.5 billion

2 Contents

3 Scope

4 Drivers and Barriers

4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Accelerated urbanization takes its toll on city infrastructure and services

4.1.2 Cost efficiency is driving M2M adoption in public infrastructure and services

4.1.3 Economic stimulus plans help drive smart city initiatives

4.1.4 Reducing the carbon footprint is a key driver for smarter public services

4.1.5 M2M connectivity facilitates communication between public service verticals

4.1.6 M2M connectivity gives rise to new services

4.2 Barriers

4.2.1 Fierce competition for funding

4.2.2 Retrofitting existing cities is complex and expensive

4.2.3 Lack of central governance for some public services

4.2.4 Open standards are critical

4.2.5 Data privacy – or lack of- is a cause for concern

5 Smart Cities & Public Transport Market Analysis and Forecast

5.1 Key market developments

5.2 Market dynamics

5.3 Market forecast

6 Application Analysis and Forecast

6.1 Public Transport

6.1.1 Definition

6.1.2 Application Market Analysis

6.1.3 Forecasts

6.2 Traffic Management

6.2.1 Definition

6.2.2 Application Market Analysis

6.2.3 Forecasts

6.3 Environment and Public Safety

6.3.1 Definition

6.3.2 Application Market Analysis

6.3.3 Forecasts

6.4 Public Space Advertising

6.4.1 Definition

6.4.2 Application Market Analysis

6.4.3 Forecasts

7 Recommendations

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7.2 Systems integrators and IT vendors

7.3 Equipment vendors

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8.6 Our people

Jim Morrish

Jim Morrish is a respected telecommunications industry expert, with over 18 years' experience of strategy consulting, operations management and telecoms research.

Most recently at Analysys Mason he was responsible for launching the Mobile Content and Applications research programme. Previous experience includes strategy consulting for Booz&Co, project management and board membership at Cable & Wireless, Head of department at the BBC and also work as a freelance consultant. He has worked on-site in in excess of 25 countries through Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, and undertaken strategy planning and forecasting work covering nearly all significant markets worldwide.

Recently his focus has been mobile-oriented services, including the impact that providing such services can have on a mobile operator's relationship with its customers. Jim is widely quoted in both the trade and national and international press. He is speaks frequently at conferences, and acted as a judge for the GSMA's 2011 Global Mobile Awards. He holds an MA in mathematics from Oxford University.

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Matt Hatton has 15 years' experience at the cutting edge of telecoms research. Prior to establishing Machina Research, Matt was Program Manager at Yankee Group focusing on the mobile services market in EMEA and most recently at Analysys Mason he was Research Director managing all research on the telco services market, with a particular focus on mobile broadband and other new emerging services and business models. He has provided strategic advice to numerous executives (including C-level executives) at mobile operators, vendors and other players in the mobile value chain, on the deployment and marketing of mobile products and services.

This has included market sizing and forecasting, providing competitor intelligence, and advising on strategies for value-added services, M2M, mobile broadband, customer retention, pricing and fixed-mobile convergence. He also has substantial experience in carrying out business case assessments for mobile operators, including due diligence on service deployments.

Matt is widely quoted in both trade publications (such as Total Telecom, Light Reading, Mobile Today, New Media Age and Mobile Europe) and the wider national and international press (including BBC, The Financial Times, CNN, The Telegraph and The Independent). He also speaks frequently at conferences and acts as a judge for a number of prestigious awards (including the GSMA's Global Mobile Awards). Matt holds an MSc in Telecommunications (Distinction) from University College London.

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