Smart cities, are cities that utilize the Internet and Digital Technology to enhance the quality of life, performance of services and reduce costs by optimizing energy consumption. It ensures that citizens actively engage in improving the overall productivity and sustainability of services by equipping cities with basic infrastructure. Smart Cities market is to projected to grow from $386.55 billion in 2014 to $1,386.56 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 20.48% over the forecast period.
The market is driven by factors such as non-regulated expansion of cities and urbanization, growth in the construction sector, the widespread adoption of Green Technology and the stress on cost efficiency in electricity production and distribution. However, it is limited by the high cost of investment, cyber security and data security concerns and the socio-political obstacles while adopting the technology. Additionally, it is being observed that the global energy demand is consistently on the rise.
The Smart Cities market is experiencing tremendous opportunities of growth globally, especially in the developing countries of APAC and MEA. Further, the heating control systems and roller shutters segment are gaining traction due to energy and security consciousness. The idea of Smart Cities and Smart Grid technology is becoming increasingly popular because of favorable government regulations and incentives.
The market is large and competitive, and is primarily dominated by giants such as ABB Ltd., CISCO Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Ericsson, General Electric, Delta Controls, Hitachi Ltd; who are innovating and developing new solutions in the domain.
Source: PR News Wire