IT Revolutionizing Indian Smart Cities, Forecast to 2020

Huge Investments in Infrastructure and Smart Technologies in the Next 5 Years to Create a Simple, Efficient, and Transparent Platform for Citizens and Enterprises
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Published: 8 Nov 2016

With the emergence of Smart Cities and enabling technologies, authorities and other stakeholders will start exploiting new solutions to connect sensors, meters, social media, government Web sites, and other services/products to improve the efficiency of daily city operations relating to governance and citizen services. As many as 100+ companies will contribute to the development of Smart Cities in India, including power solutions, realty and infrastructure, and technology companies. ICT will become core to a successful Smart City implementation. Smart Cities will open new growth opportunities for ICT providers offering cloud computing, Big Data analytics software, broadband connectivity, and application development. This study uncovers opportunities for any company looking to understand or participate in India’s vision for Smart City implementation by 2020. In particular, the research covers the government of India’s 7 smart solutions categories: eGovernance and education solutions, waste management, water management, energy management, urban mobility, social smart infrastructure, and smart citizen. A vertical analysis covers the top 3 verticals by savings: transportation, energy, and water. Top technology vendors include IBM (profiled), HP (profiled), Tech Mahindra, Schneider Electric, Siemens AG, Cisco Systems (profiled), TCS, Wipro, and Phoenix IT. The Indian government has shortlisted 100 Smart Cities, and in the first phase, 20 cities have been selected for an investment of 200 crore each for infrastructure development. The cities of Vizag, Naya Raipur, and Lodha Palava are offered as case studies including city vision and top elements required to meet key objectives. The study period is 2015 to 2020.


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