Global Smart Infrastructure Report: A Smart Approach to $1 Trillion Smart Cities Market in 2016 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Smart Infrastructure - A Smart Approach to Smart Cities in 2016" report to their offering.

The power of the cities is increasing and it is becoming possible to gather much broader support for national' interest projects in relation to digital infrastructure, sustainability and smart city platforms. What however, is often still missing is a holistic approach towards the development of smart cities; this needs to be led from the top and to be supported by a smart council'.

A major stumbling block towards the development of a smart city is the many silos within a city, resisting the sharing of infrastructure and other relevant assets, resisting open data and open government. The report analyses the progress towards smart cities around the world, supported by valuable examples and statistics. It takes into account the role of government as well as technological innovations surrounding M2M and sensors; Smart Grids; IoT; wearable technologies and Artificial Intelligence.

Subjects include:

- Smart City Transformation towards 2017

- How to become a Smart City

- Smart Grids and Smart Meters

- Smart Transport Systems and Drones

Key developments:

- As we look towards 2017 there are some great smart city examples emerging both nationally and internationally.

- State-of-the-art telecommunications are vital to a city's economic health and well-being.

- Developments linked to Block Chain may be useful for Smart Cities and Smart Grids.

- Smart cities present significant opportunities for telecoms operators.

- In 2016 Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft continue to show a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence developments.

- Wearable technology has become a thriving industry, with an ever-broadening range of possible uses and devices for our smart communities of the future.

- In May 2016 the ITU and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) launched an important initiative called: United for Smart Sustainable Cities, with the abbreviation U4SSC.

- In 2016 the global smart city market is estimated to be worth around $1 trillion.

- The most difficult issue to resolve in building smart cities is the funding. In mid-2015 the ITU members decided to establish a study group which would focus specifically on smart cities in terms of the standardization requirements for the broader Internet of Things (IoT).

Key Topics Covered:

1. Smart city infrastructure transformation

2. Smart grids and smart meters

3. Intelligent transport systems and drones

4. Artificial intelligence

5. Wearable technology and sensors

Companies Mentioned

- Amazon

- Facebook

- Google

- IBM

- Microsoft

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/djddcd/global_smart

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Related Topics: Internet of Things and M2M

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Internet of Things and M2M