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Smart Cities in Europe - Regional Status and Key Case Studies, 2020 Update

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  • 26 Pages
  • December 2020
  • Region: Europe
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5238850
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Smart Cities in Europe - Regional Status and Key Case Studies, 2020 Update, a new Telecom Insider Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of the smart city market in Europe. It delivers qualitative insights into the smart city market, smart city value chain, and ecosystem dynamics in the region. It also analyzes key trends and smart city projects being implemented in Europe.

Rapidly growing urban populations and the swift growth in the size and scale of cities in Europe have encouraged governments to deploy smart city solutions to sustain city services, drive continued economic growth, and enable a thriving competitive technological environment for residents.
Smart city initiatives in the region are driving increased collaboration between governments, industries, and citizens.

The report provides analysis of the following -
  • Smart cities taxonomy & market context: an overview of the smart city context in Europe and analysis of the smart city value-chain and the role of telcos.
  • The situation of smart cities in Europe: an overview on the main smart city opportunities and challenges and how these are driving and impacting smart city investment.
  • Smart city case studies: this section details the business models and strategies of three smart city projects in Europe. It also details telco involvement in these projects.
  • Key findings and recommendations: concludes with a number of key findings and a set of recommendations for smart city stakeholders, including telecom service providers.


  • Smart city projects in Europe mainly revolve around four priority areas - (1) sustainability & carbon neutrality, (2) enhanced public services, (3) boosting citizens’ engagement and quality of life, and (4) supporting digitalization to boost cities’ competitiveness.
  • The collaboration taking place in smart city projects and ecosystems - between the government, local authorities, the indutry, citizens, businesses, startups, research entities, and ICT solution providers - represents an opportunity to increase efficency, innovation, funding, and empower new business models.
  • By using shared regulatory and data platforms, cities can share their experience and improve cohesion on policymaking and the direction of smart cities.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the value chain and business models of smart city projects in Europe. It helps executives understand smart city market dynamics, determine key smart city positioning strategies, formulate effective product development plans, and optimize return on investments.
  • Case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing insights around three smart city projects in the region, including scope, services, budgets, and timelines. The case studies also give an overview of the type of smart city solutions, use cases, and value propositions telcos have rolled out. This will help telecom executives craft adapted smart city strategies to unlock new revenue streams.
  • The report discusses concrete opportunities in the smart cities market, providing a number of actionable recommendations for smart city market participants, including telecom service providers.

Table of Contents

Executive summary
Section 1: Taxonomy and market context
  • Defining a smart city
  • Smart city value chain

Section 2: Smart city status in Europe
  • Overview of smart city status in Europe
  • Smart city challenges and opportunities
  • Examples of smart city projects in Europe

Section 3: Smart cities case studies
  • Helsinki Smart City
  • The role of telcos in Helsinki Smart City
  • Zurich Smart City
  • The role of telcos in Zurich Smart City
  • Prague Smart City
  • The role of telcos in Prague Smart City

Section 4: Key findings and recommendations
  • Acronyms and definitions
  • Companies mentioned
  • Related research
  • About the Publisher
  • Contact information

List of Figures
  • Smart City Definition
  • Itu Classification Of Smart City Projects
  • The Four Elements Of Smart City Projects
  • Smart City Technological Value Chain
  • Key Smart City Challenges And Opportunities In Europe
  • Examples Of Smart City Projects In Europe
  • Helsinki’s Smart Kalasatama District
  • Smart Charging Container Project, Helsinki
  • Zurich’s Smart Street Lights
  • Smart Prague, 2020
  • Smart Prague 2030
  • Smart Buildings And Energy