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Smart Cities in Latin America: Smart Grids and Big Data Create Opportunities for Telcos to Capitalize from Smart City Projects

Published: Apr-2017 | Format: PDF | GlobalData | Number of pages: 48 | Code: MRS - 124501

Smart Cities in Latin America: Smart Grids and Big Data Create Opportunities for Telcos to Capitalize from Smart City Projects

Summary

"Smart Cities in Latin America: Smart Grids and Big Data Create Opportunities for Telcos to Capitalize from Smart City Projects", a new Telecom Insider Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the smart city market in Latin America. It delivers deep qualitative insight into the smart city market, analyzing key trends and smart city projects being implemented in the region, and the main smart city value chain and ecosystem dynamics in the region.

Around the globe the percentage of urban population is growing rapidly, with Latin America being the region with the second biggest share of people living in cities. The growth of big urban centers is also on the rise, creating immense pressure on cities and their facilities and public services.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following -
- Smart cities in the global context; a look at smart city context worldwide and analysis of the smart city value-chain and the role of telcos;
- Situation of smart cities in Latin America; an overview on the main city challenges in Latin America and how this is driving smart city investments, and also an analysis of the telcos' role within Latin America smart cities' projects;
- Smart city case studies; this section details the business model and strategy of smart city projects from Latin America’s five biggest economies;
- 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.

Scope

- The rapid evolution of big data, IoT and access technology is opening the door to create many services. The widespread use of sensors across a city is becoming increasingly affordable and easy to implement, supporting faster smart city development.
- Within the safety vertical there is also a lot of investment, most importantly in smart surveillance systems. Solutions include centralized command centers overlooking a wide network of surveillance cameras, many of which capable of automatically recognizing danger situations.
- In general smart cities are being led and coordinated by local government authorities, which develop projects in partnership with solution providers. Telecom service providers in general act as the provider of connectivity services, however, in some cases telcos have provided integrated solutions or even been the project leader.

Reasons to buy

- This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the value chain and business models in the smart cities market in Latin America to help executives fully understand market dynamics, determine what works and what doesn’t, formulate effective product development plans and optimize resource allocation and return on investments.
- Five case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing insight into particular situations in the smart cities market; this will help the reader understand both the challenges confronted in the real world and the strategies employed to overcome those challenges.
- 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.
Table of Contents
List of exhibits 6
Executive Summary 8
Section 1: Introduction and global context of smart cities 10
Section 1, Defining a Smart City 11
Section 1, Elements of a Smart City 12
Section 1, Demographic pressures create Smart City urgency 13
Section 1, Smart City projects grow in variety around the globe 14
Section 1, Widespread use of technology is a Smart City enabler 15
Section 1, Access technology developments are also a vital enabler 16
Section 1, Smart City value-chain and the role of telcos 17
Section 2: Smart city situation in Latin America 18
Section 2, The soaring growth of Latin American urban centers 19
Section 2, Specificities of Latin American urban centers 20
Section 2, Connectivity projects as a smart city’s foundation 21
Section 2, Mobility issues partially being met by BRT systems 22
Section 2, Smart tech and city planning enhancing security 23
Section 2, ICT to benefit public service efficiency and proximity 24
Section 2, Smart lighting to help short-term sustainability goals 25
Section 2, Stakeholders in Latin American Smart Cities 26
Section 2, Telcos’ role within Latin American Smart Cities 27
Section 2, Investment in smart cities is growing in Latin America 28
Section 3: Smart city case studies from Latin America’s five biggest economies 29
Section 3, Case study: Smart city developments in Argentina 30
Section 3, Case study: Buenos Aires smart lighting and biking 31
Section 3, Case study: Smart city developments in Brazil 32
Section 3, Case study: Porto Alegre invests to be innovation hub 33
Section 3, Case study: Vivo’s smart city pilot in São Paulo state 34
Section 3, Case study: Smart city developments in Chile 35
Section 3, Case study: Telefonica invests in R&D center in Chile 36
Section 3, Case study: Entel pilots Smart City solutions 37
Section 3, Case study: Smart city developments in Colombia 38
Section 3, Case study: TigoUNE partners for Medellin’s transformation 39
Section 3, Case study: Smart city developments in Mexico 40
Section 3, Case study: Telmex helps Mexico City become safer 41
Key Findings and Recommendations 42
Appendix 44
Acronyms and definitions 45
Companies mentioned 46
About the authors 47
Contact information 48

                        
            

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