Increase in demand for platform providers is one of the major factors expected to drive the growth of the smart city platforms market
The global smart city platforms market size is expected to grow from USD 104.6 billion in 2018 to USD 223.3 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.4% during the forecast period. A huge opportunity for platform provider vendors is available due to the implementation of integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in a smart city. These IoT solutions have various segments, such as hardware, software, and cloud security services. Presently, platform providers have to install, manage, and maintain technological solutions provided for smart cities in an integrated platform on a regular basis. Platform providers act as intermediaries for implementing a particular technology in the smart city environment. Large system integrators are required in the smart city platforms market for carrying out various processes, such as process automation, security and surveillance systems, Environmental Management Systems (EMSs), and naval systems, including various industrial control systems’ projects. Moreover, the value addition in this market is driven by services, which provides an open opportunity for all types of platform providers, such as major IT vendors, infrastructure vendors, IT consultants and integrators, and various independent local integrators. With the increase in the rate of adoption of IoT, the role of platform providers in the smart city value chain increases, thereby opening up lucrative opportunities for them.

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Among services, the consulting and architecture designing segment is expected to account for the highest market share during the forecast period
The consulting and architecture designing segment is expected to account for the highest market share during the forecast period. Technological innovations across the smart city space has resulted in the consulting and architecture designing service to grow constantly. Competent planning and consulting services, along with architecture designing are important for the development of smart city infrastructures, as these can provide cost-optimized facilities to the city.

Among delivery models, the hybrid segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
The hybrid delivery model is a highly adopted model among other deployment models, owing to the connectivity management platform and security platform. In this delivery model, the benefits of onshore, as well as offshore can be gained. The overall adoption of hybrid solutions is expected to increase during the forecast period, due to a wide range of functionalities and core features the solutions provide.

Among regions, Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
APAC is expected to hold the highest CAGR among all regions, owing to the increasing adoption rate of IoT and rising demand for intelligent and smart solutions, while North America is expected to be the major contributor to the smart city platforms market. The increasing citizen engagement is the major growth factor expected to drive the growth of the smart city platforms market.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), marketing directors, innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the smart city platforms market.

The breakup of the profiles of the primary participants is given below:

  • By Company: Tier 1 – 35%, Tier 2 – 40%, and Tier 3 – 25%
  • By Designation: C-Level – 65% and Director Level – 35%
  • By Region: North America – 30%, Europe – 35%, APAC – 25%, and RoW – 10%

The key vendors profiled in the report are as follows:

  • Cisco (US)
  • IBM (US)
  • Microsoft (US)
  • Hitachi (Japan)
  • Siemens (Germany)
  • Schneider Electric (France)
  • Huawei (China)
  • Intel (US)
  • GE (US)
  • AT&T (US)
  • Oracle (US)
  • Nokia (Finland)
  • Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Itron (US)
  • Verizon (US)
  • Honeywell (US)
  • SAP (Germany)

Research Coverage

  • The smart city platforms market has been segmented based on platform type (connectivity management platform, integration platform, device management platform, security platform and data management platform); delivery model (offshore, hybrid and onsite); service (consulting and architecture designing, infrastructure monitoring and management, and deployment and training) and regions.
  • A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been undertaken to provide insights into their business overviews; services; key strategies; new service launches; partnerships, agreements, and collaborations; business expansions; and competitive landscape associated with the global smart city platforms market.

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  • It comprehensively segments the smart city platforms market and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and its subsegments across regions.
  • It would help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide information about the key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
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  • The competitive landscape section includes the competitor ecosystem, new service developments, partnerships, and acquisitions.