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Smart city market set to grow by $2118bn by 2024

A report from Technavio said the decreasing price of connected devices is expected to fuel the market and highlights the smart governance and education segments as key areas for growth.

The decline in hardware and installation costs is also helping to fuel smart city growth
The decline in hardware and installation costs is also helping to fuel smart city growth

The smart city market size is poised to grow by more than $2118bn during 2020-2024 with the decreasing price of connected devices expected to fuel market growth, a new study finds.


The report from global technology research and advisory company Technavio forecasts growth to progress at a compound annual growth rate of 23 per cent throughout the period. It highlights the smart governance and education segment as key areas of growth.


Connected network ecosystem


IoT systems have revolutionised the connected network ecosystem over the last few years. Smart city infrastructure is based on an efficient and connected network system and the reduction in costs of IoT sensors and associated systems, and in the cost of broadband services, has led to the implementation of smart cities across the world.


Furthermore, Technavio states the decline in hardware costs, installation costs, and tariff rates of network operators have triggered a surge in M2M security systems adoption in applications such as smart homes, connected cars, connected health, and precision agriculture.


As the price for connected devices continue to decrease in the coming years, the smart city market will witness significant growth, notes Technavio.


The proliferation of smart city projects in emerging economies, one of the key smart cities market trends, will also influence market growth, the report finds. While developed economies have been working on creating smart cities for a decade, emerging economies are still in the planning phase and are launching several pilot projects.


For instance, the government of India has initiated smart city projects for 100 cities. The installation of smart devices for these upcoming smart cities in emerging economies is expected to generate huge amounts of data. The analysis of this data would be required to improve business quality and innovate for a better future with faster connectivity by facilitating prompt suggestion-based services. As a result of these factors, the market will grow during the forecast period.


Other report highlights include:

  • The major smart city market growth came from the smart governance and education segment. These technologies are used extensively in e-governance, homeland security, fire and emergency, and traffic management applications. It helps to analyse the risks and plan and implement preventive measures
  • Europe had the largest smart cities market share in 2019, and the region will offer several growth opportunities to market vendors during the forecast period. The availability of high-speed wireless networks and increased connected devices such as smartphones and IoT penetration will significantly influence smart city market growth in this region.

The report sets out to offer up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends, and drivers, as well as the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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