Friday 8 February 2019, Amsterdam
The China smart cities market is projected to reach USD 59.9 billion
by 2023 from USD 30.4 billion
in 2018, at a CAGR of 14.5%
during the forecast period. Growth in this market is mainly driven by the increase in population, need for rapid urbanization, and governments’ investment and several policies to speed up the successful implementation and development of smart cities projects.
The smart infrastructure segment has the largest market share and is growing at the third highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Continuous developments in mobile apps that are based on advanced technologies, such as Fifth Generation (5G), Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing, and IT outsourcing are the booming areas within the software segment of China Smart City. Moreover, Zhongguancun, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou are the regions posing an increasing trend for the software segment.
Key market players in smart infrastructure: Hollysys, Nari Technology, China Railway Electrification Engineering Group
The smart transportation segment is the prime focus of smart city development in china with about 70% of projects are concentrated towards transportation sector transformation.
The hardware market is going to cover the majority of investments in smart transportation. It is more than 80% of the overall smart transportation market. However, the services market is the highest growing market in smart transportation segment during forecast period. In smart transportation, majority of ICT investments are taking place in smart mobility areas. Sharing and renting sub-market is comprises the majority of market share in smart mobility; followed by intelligent traffic management (Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and accident prevention) which has the second highest market shares.
Key market players in smart transportation: Advantech, Kontron, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC)
China video market segment is currently spearheading in terms of new use
China is making progress to improve the surveillance of its people by adding of AI, facial, and gait recognition capabilities in its security and system. China is more focused on the surveillance system that will connect security cameras nationwide via the cloud to a database of every person’s facial ID profile and a file of their personal details. Hangzhou based Hikvision a video surveillance company is one of the prominent player in world CCTV camera and video surveillance equipment market. In 2015, the Ministry of Public Security has launched a project aiming to establish a giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds, the project is still under development phase. It targets to achieve an accuracy rate of 90% but faces formidable technological hurdles. The project aims to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within 3 seconds. The country is more focused on the real-time analysis of surveillance data using the sensor system to improve public system and security.
Role of government in smart cities market in China during the forecast period
The Chinese government has begun to adopt and implement various smart city initiatives. The performance of smart city initiatives significantly varies from one initiative to the other. There is a strong financial and institutional support from the central and local government for making smart city initiatives. Along with the population push and need of rapid urbanization, environmental pollution is also the key driver for the development of smart cities in China. On the other hand, the smart cities initiatives are not only driven by technical rationalities but also by political rationalities.
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