Market Research Report
Smart Cities in Europe: Regional Status & Key Case Studies
|Published by||GlobalData||Product code||815413|
|Published||Content info||24 Pages
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|Smart Cities in Europe: Regional Status & Key Case Studies|
|Published: February 25, 2019||Content info: 24 Pages||
Smart City initiatives are developing in Europe as its growing urban population and economy are consolidating the positioning of several European cities as premium service, trade, and competition hubs. The forecasted increase in urban population will further support the development of smart city solutions.
The importance and urgency of issues plaguing citizen services significantly vary from one city to another in the European region. Countries in Western Europe are more sensitive to efficient resources management and addressing environmental issues; a vast number of projects are aimed at achieving a greener and pollution-free future. In Central and Eastern Europe, smart city projects are more focused at closing infrastructure gaps and unlocking the innovative potential of technologies to spur economic growth.
Smart city projects revolve around four priority areas in Europe: sustainable urban mobility, sustainable district and built environment, integrated infrastructure and processes, and enhanced public services. And standardized smart city frameworks and market environments in Europe have enabled the launch of pan-European smart city projects.
E-government applications are being rolled out in Europe to enhance citizen-government interactions with a better quality of service, time efficiency, and increased transparency. However, the digital divide remains a challenge primarily in a number of Southern and Eastern European countries. Many governments in Europe have launched several initiatives to improve connectivity - e.g., LPWAN and NB-IoT networks. Further investments by telecom operators will support smart city connectivity requirements.
Smart city projects are being developed and coordinated by regional and local authorities, which design projects in collaboration with several solution providers. In general, telecom operators 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.
"Smart Cities in Europe: Regional Status & Key Case Studies", a new Telecom Insider Report, provides an executive-level overview of the smart cities market in Europe. 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 Europe.
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the following -