Growing interest in smart city platforms is a logical outcome of the continued evolution of smart city programs. The concept of the smart city platform combines an ambitious vision for the integration of urban services and the more pragmatic development of foundational layers that will enable that vision. Smart city platforms are part of a wider transformation in urban infrastructure and services that is being driven by the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and other smart city technologies. Citywide sensor networks, ambitious data platforms, and integrated approaches to issues like urban mobility, energy management, and public safety are laying the foundation for city platform strategies.
A city platform provides the integrated capability to coordinate data, applications, and services at one or more levels across operational domains for multiple stakeholders. Diverse sets of platform technologies enable the smart city. The capabilities these technologies offer can be combined in multiple ways to create a smart city platform suited to specific needs. Cities need to develop capabilities that enable them to manage resources and deliver services in the world shaped by platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Google, or Facebook. The city as a service concept is the natural development of this move to a platform approach. Developing the right platforms will be key to cities building the partnerships they need to ensure that their economies, environment, and services are fit for the future.
This Navigant Research report examines the evolution of the global smart city platform market. The study analyzes global trends, early deployments, and specific supplier offerings related to smart city platforms. Global market forecasts, segmented by software and services, solution type, and region, extend through 2027. The report also examines the key market drivers and challenges related to smart city platforms, as well as the competitive landscape.
Key Questions Addressed:
- How quickly will the global smart city platform market grow during the next 10 years?
- What are the key market issues influencing the development of smart city platforms?
- What are the core layers and components of the smart city platform model?
- Which cities are leading in the deployment of smart city platforms?
- Which companies are the key players in the smart city platform market?
Who needs this report?
- IT, networking, and telecommunications vendors
- Smart grid hardware and software vendors
- Building equipment and appliance vendors
- Smart transportation and mobility providers
- Energy management hardware and software vendors
- Government agencies
- Investor community
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
- 1.1. The Age of Platforms
- 1.2. Suppliers and Solutions Providers
- 1.3. City Leaders and Managers
- 1.4. The Market Opportunity
2. Market Issues
- 2.1. Maturing City Requirements Drive Platform Adoption
- 2.2. Defining the Smart City Platform
- 2.3. Drivers for Change
- 2.4. A Smart City Platform Model
- 2.5. The Evolution of the Smart City Platform: Examples and Case Studies
- 2.5.1. City Data Platforms
- 2.5.2. City Network Platforms
- 2.5.3. Energy and Mobility Platforms
- 2.5.4. The Smart City Platform of Platforms
- 2.5.5. Emerging Business Models
- 2.6. The City as a Service
- 2.7. Market Dynamics: The Smart City Ecosystem Moves to Platforms
- 2.7.1. Cross-Industry Initiatives
3. Key Industry Players
- 3.1. Overview
- 3.2. AT&T
- 3.3. Cisco
- 3.4. Ericsson
- 3.5. Hitachi
- 3.6. Huawei
- 3.7. Itron
- 3.8. Microsoft
- 3.9. Nokia
- 3.10. SAP
- 3.11. Siemens
- 3.12. Telefónica
- 3.13. Verizon
4. Market Forecasts
- 4.1. Forecast Scope
- 4.2. Global Market Size
- 4.3. Software, Services, and Solution Types
- 4.3.1. Solution Types
- 4.4. Regional Trends
- 4.5. Conclusions and Recommendations
- 4.5.1. Recommendations for Cities
- 4.5.2. Recommendations for Suppliers
5. Acronym and Abbreviation List
6. Table of Contents
7. Table of Charts and Figures
8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes