The expanding population living in urban areas (58% by 2025), and the overall growth of urban population (81% of total population that are living in cities), are the major drivers for the adoption of intelligent and smart solutions. The main reason behind the growth of smart cities is the need for effective solution for managing the cities. Governments of various countries are expected to collaborate and partner with each other, in order to transform into a collaborative and integrated service delivery model, from the traditional silo based model. The expansion of cities and urbanization, widespread adoption of green technology, increasing telecom penetration, and rising adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things, are the factors driving the demand for smart cities.
Internet of Things- The Driving Force Behind Smart Cities
Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) are on their way to transform modern life. Smart Cities make effective use of IoT. IoT instills the required intelligence into basic building blocks of the city, and helps make it smart. In 2017, Smart Cities occupied major share in IoT. Smart Cities is expected to utilize IoT to monitor energy usage, traffic flows, and water levels etc. The effective use of IoT in Smart Cities is totally reliant on the infrastructure development, and smart supply chain.
Rising Revenue from Smart Home
Smart Home is commonly used to define a residence that has smart devices/products, such as air conditioners, televisions, computers, entertainment systems, security systems, and many more, and all the devices are able to communicate with each other, and can be controlled remotely. Devices/Products used in smart homes can be termed as standalone components, which can be connected to the internet, as part of a larger eco-system, to offer monitoring or control functions from a remote location. The smart home appliances can be controlled using a smart phone, and they provide ease of access. Technology giants, such as Apple, Google and Samsung, are entering the smart homes market with more innovative products, such as HomeKit and Brillo, and are attracting large number of consumers.
The overall demand for smart homes is forecasted to grow rapidly, owing to strong consumer interest, incremental technological innovations, and greater accessibility. Also, the rising level of disposable income has enabled consumers to opt for solutions that are more convenient. Smart homes not only enhance energy conservation using smart meters, but also have the ability to convert a home into a high-tech one, that is connected by the Internet of Things (IoT). From using cameras to sensors, ensuring the authenticity and safety, to sometimes even assessing the person’s physical conditions, as part of the healthcare services, smart homes are bringing state-of-the-art technology, and services together for a safer and convenient life. The video monitoring, proactive event notification, and the alarms that further provide increased safety and security solutions, are alluring the consumers to adopt these solutions.
Key Developments in the Market
- January 2018 - Emerson Electric Company introduced a technology to control multiple smart thermostats on single dashboard to help ensure human comfort and energy efficiency.
- December 2017 - ABB introduced 20-second flash charging technology that allows a bus to connect to a charging point and top up its batteries in less than 1 second, while passengers embark and disembark.
- December 2017 - Schneider Electric introduced EcoStruxureTM Grid in Hyderabad, India to generate higher efficiency in power generation and distribution.
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1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Executive Summary
2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Analysis Methodology
2.4 Research Phases
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
3.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
3.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Drivers
4.1.1 Adoption of Green Technology
4.1.2 Rapidly Growing Urban Population
4.1.3 Increasing Telecom Penetration
4.1.4 Rising adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)
4.2 Market Restraints
4.2.1 Lack of Robust Telecom Infrastructure in Developing Countries
5. Global Smart Cities Market Segmentation
5.1 By Building
5.1.3 Data Center
5.2 By Smart Utilities
5.2.1 Smart Energy
5.2.2 Smart Grid
5.2.3 Smart Meter
5.3 By Mobility
5.3.1 Electric Vehicle Charging
5.3.2 Traffic Management
5.3.3 Tunnel Management
5.3.4 Tolling Management
5.3.5 Railway Management
5.3.6 Airport Solution
5.4 By Solution
5.4.1 Smart Facility Management
5.4.2 Smart Public Safety
18.104.22.168 Public Safety
22.214.171.124 Smart Street
5.4.3 Smart Healthcare
5.4.4 Smart Education
5.4.5 Smart Water
5.5 By Region
5.5.1 North America
126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
188.8.131.52 South Korea
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Latin America
220.127.116.11 Rest of North America
5.5.5 Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168 Saudi Arabia
22.214.171.124 South Africa
126.96.36.199 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles
6.1 ABB Ltd.
6.2 CISCO Systems Inc.
6.3 Emerson Electric Company
6.4 IBM (International Business Machines) Corporation
6.5 Alcatel-Lucent S.A
6.7 Delta Controls
6.8 General Electric (GE)
6.9 Hitachi Ltd.
6.10 Novartis International AG
6.11 Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.
6.12 Schneider Electric SE
6.13 Oracle Corporation
6.14 Siemens AG
7. Investment Analysis
8. Future Outlook of Smart Cities Market
- ABB Ltd.
- CISCO Systems Inc.
- Emerson Electric Company
- IBM (International Business Machines) Corporation
- Alcatel-Lucent S.A
- Delta Controls
- General Electric (GE)
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Novartis International AG
- Huawei Investment & Holding Co. LTD.
- Schneider Electric SE
- Oracle Corporation
- Siemens AG