With more than 200 smart city projects across the globe, the smart city has considerably grown over the past few years and the emergence of disruptive technologies such as IoT and connected devices has further augmented the opportunity areas for IoT in smart cities. The researchers found that the advancement in IoT technologies, cloud-based platforms, and services are marketed with increasing IoT applications and have led to significant investment in smart cities. The development of smart devices such as smart meters, home gateways, smart appliances, and smart plugs should also act as an opportunity for the IoT in smart cities market. Government policies, privacy and security issues, inadequate financial incentives for utilities and interoperability and standard interface are the major restraints of the overall growth of this market.
The new report from Marketsandmarkets, divides the IoT in smart cities market into solutions, services, technologies, platforms, and applications. The data management and location analytics solution sub segment is projected to grow at a high growth rate and present good market opportunity during the forecast period. Analysts found that system integration services hold a major share in the IoT smart cities services segment. The increasing integration of ICT and IoT with different industries is considered as the primary driver influencing the growth of the IoT in smart cities services market.
North America is expected to hold the largest market share and dominate the IoT in smart cities market from 2015 to 2020, with the growing number of smart city projects and increasing grants from the U.S. government. Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa offer potential growth opportunities due to large-scale infrastructure development and growing number of smart city projects.
The major vendors cited by the researchers and covered in the IoT in smart cities market for this study include Bosch Software Innovation, Cisco Systems Inc., Huawei Technologies, IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation., Schneider Electric, SAP SE, Symantec Corporation, Thingworx, and Verizon Communications.
Marketsandmarkets segments the IoT in smart cities market on the basis of solutions: location analytics, network security, application security, real-time streaming analytics, network bandwidth management, remote monitoring system and data management solutions; services: system integration services and other services; platforms: device management, application management, and connectivity management platform; technologies: satellite networks, cellular networks, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC), and Wi-Fi; applications: transportation, infrastructure management, building automation, energy management, intelligent cities service, and emergency and incident management; and regions.
A detailed analysis of the regional markets has also been carried out to provide insights into the potential future business opportunities in different regions.