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Cities in the Americas: Regional Status & Key Case Studies”

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Smart Cities in the Americas: Regional Status & Key Case Studies
provides an executive-level overview of the smart cities market in the
Americas. It delivers deep 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
the Americas.

The Americas is one of the most urbanized regions in the world. Cities
across North and Latin America are home to nearly 81% of the region’s
population, a number likely to increase. Smart city initiatives can help
to manage the complexities arising from urban life, helping city
planners and administrations to improve the public service efficiency,
reduce costs, and improve the quality of life.

Most smart city projects revolve around four priority areas: sustainable
urban mobility, sustainable district and built environment, integrated
infrastructure and processes, and enhanced public services. While most
smart city projects comprise all of these elements, typically some are
prioritized over others. All projects have as a common primary
requirement the widespread existence of good quality ICT infrastructure
and access to information, which sits at the core of any project.

Most smart city projects in the Americas are currently focusing on areas
such as real time public transit information, parking management, car
sharing, bike sharing, or road illumination. Over time, these
developments are also opening the door to smart city initiatives in
other areas, such as air quality or infrastructure monitoring. Existing
smart city resources and infrastructure can be shared by adjacent
projects generating economies of scale. Portland’s Traffic Sensor
Project (PTSP), for instance, includes the creation of a data lake,
which will be later used to store data from other smart city initiatives
beyond traffic management.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the following –

  • Smart cities taxonomy & market context: an overview of the smart city
    context in the Americas and analysis of the smart city value-chain and
    role of telcos
  • The situation of smart cities in the Americas: an overview on the main
    smart city opportunities and challenges and how these are driving and
    impacting smart city investments. This section also analyzes telcos’
    role within smart city projects in the Americas
  • Smart city case studies: this section details the business model and
    strategies of two smart city projects in the Americas. It also details
    telcos’ involvement in these projects
  • Key Findings and recommendations: the insider
    concludes with a number of Key Findings and a set of recommendations
    for smart city stakeholders, including telecom service providers


  • Increasing urbanization rates across the region are helping to drive
    investments in smart city solutions both in the Americas region and
  • Smart city initiatives can help to manage the complexities arising
    from urban life, helping city planners and administrations to improve
    the public service efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the quality
    of life.
  • Common standards and regulatory environments in the region have
    further spurred the deployment of smart city projects.
  • Mobility and traffic management are one of the areas that concentrate
    most of the smart city projects rolled out in the Americas.
  • In general, telecom operators in the Americas act in the smart city
    value chain as connectivity service providers and a number of them
    have been going up the smart city value chain by providing more
    integrated solutions.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the value
    chain and business models of smart city projects in the Americas
    region. It helps executives fully understand smart city market
    dynamics, determine key smart city positioning strategies, formulate
    effective product development plans and optimize return on investments.
  • Two case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing
    insights around two 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.

Companies Mentioned

  • AT&T
  • Bell Canada
  • Cisco
  • Citelum
  • Ericsson
  • General Electric
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Telefonica
  • tigo
  • Worldsensing

Key Topics Covered

Section 1: Taxonomy & Market Context

  • Defining a Smart City
  • Elements of a Smart City
  • Smart City Value Chain

Section 2: Smart City Situation in the Americas

  • Overview of Smart City Status in the Americas
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Examples of Smart City Projects in the Americas

Section 3: Smart City Case Studies

  • Portland’s Traffic Sensor Project (PTSP)
  • Bogota Smart City Project

Section 4: Key Findings & Recommendations

  • Key Findings & Recommendations
  • Appendix
  • Acronyms and Definitions
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Contact Information

List of Figures

  • Exhibit 1: Smart city definition
  • Exhibit 2: The four elements of smart city projects
  • Exhibit 3: Smart city technological value-chain
  • Exhibit 4: Classification of smart city projects in the Americas
  • Exhibit 5: Key opportunities and challenges in the Americas
  • Exhibit 6: Smart city projects and investments in the Americas
  • Exhibit 7: Portland snapshot, US, 2018
  • Exhibit 8: Portland smart city ecosystem
  • Exhibit 9: Bogota snapshot, Colombia, 2018
  • Exhibit 10: Bogota smart city ecosystem

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