The Internet of Things is leading to the transformation of the way a country can organise and reshape itself and its sectors and verticals, within the global context.
The primary areas today are in the organisation of industry and production, of energy use through utilities, of cities and city life becoming smarter and of transport infrastructure and modalities.

In the early stages of this transition, across and between verticals, there is a primordial role to be played by the enabling environment which can only be established through the instruments of regulation and legislation. With such facilitation by government, it becomes possible for all stakeholders to act – from government agencies, research bodies, the private sector and civil bodies, often in public-private partnership.

This study examines in depth the recent past, the animated present and the ambitious future of national IoT plans in Smart Cities.

In addition to detailed reviews of national regulation and facilitation, it pays due attention to the innovative actions of research and the private sector.

The countries covered by this study are Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1. Key findings by vertical
1.2. Analysis by country

2. Methodology

3. Market description
3.1. Smart mobility in the smart city
3.2. Smart environmental services
3.3. Public safety and homeland security

4. Drivers and barriers
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Barriers

5. National plans
5.1. Synthesis
5.2. National plans
5.2.1. Brazil
5.2.2. China
5.2.3. France
5.2.4. Germany
5.2.5. India
5.2.6. Italy
5.2.7. Norway
5.2.8. Russia
5.2.9. South Korea
5.2.10. Spain
5.2.11. Turkey
5.2.12. UK
5.2.13. USA

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

Table 1: Using digital technologies and the IoT for environmental applications
Table 2: Brazilian national initiatives for the smart city, in summary
Table 3: National Plan and Government guidance on the smart city in China
Table 4: Key figures of SMART TOGETHER project
Table 5: Field (Vertical)
Table 6: Indian national initiatives for the smart city, in summary
Table 7: Norwegian national initiatives for the smart city. In summary
Table 8: Consortium of Korean Smart City Project players
Table 9: South Korean national initiatives for the smart city, in summary
Table 10: Spanish smart cities rankings
Table 11: Turkish national initiatives for the smart city, in summary
Table 12: Winners of the 2017 Digital Cities Survey by category

Figure 1: Evolution of the urban population over a century
Figure 2: Main positionings of countries in smart city sector
Figure 3: 70 French smart mobility start-ups
Figure 4: What will be measured by the ‘Array of Things’ initiative in Chicago
Figure 5: How a street lighting network can connect other equipment
Figure 6: Example of a waste collection solution based on fill-level sensors
Figure 7: An air pollution sensor on a street light and a mobile app for data delivery
Figure 8: French video surveillance market
Figure 9: Smart city strategy for Brazil: key components
Figure 10: Key focused areas of smart city development in China
Figure 11: Geographical concentration of pilot smart cities in China
Figure 12: Level of digitalisation in Germany, by sector, in 2016
Figure 13: Smart solutions to be implemented within the Smart City Mission in India
Figure 14: Government agencies responsible for monitoring the Smart City Mission in India
Figure 15: North-South gap of foreign investments in Italy
Figure 16: Intelligent IT concept and characteristics
Figure 17: Location of Spanish smart city initiatives
Figure 18: Structure of the +CITIES project development
Figure 19: Turkish smart city roadmap

Geographic area

Latin America
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
North America
  • United States

Other details

  • Reference: M18340MR4A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: homeland security, IoT verticals, mobility services, public safety, smart cities, Smart City, Smart environmental services, smart mobility, urban transport

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