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

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"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.

Companies mentioned

Alcadía de Medellin

Ecube Labs

Entel Chile

Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Gobierno de la Ciudad de México

HSBC

Huawei

IBM

Cisco

Ericsson ...

Alcadía de Medellin

Ecube Labs

Entel Chile

Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Gobierno de la Ciudad de México

HSBC

Huawei

IBM

Cisco

Ericsson

Mexico City Green Board

Oi Brazil

Philips

Prefeitura de Águas de São Pedro

Prefeitura de Porto Alegre

PUC RS

Sensity

Telefonica

TigoUNE

Telmex

Table of Contents

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 ...

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

List of tables

List of Tables

Exhibit 1: Smart city definition 11

Exhibit 2: The four elements of smart city projects 12

Exhibit 3: Evolution of total and ...

List of Tables

Exhibit 1: Smart city definition 11

Exhibit 2: The four elements of smart city projects 12

Exhibit 3: Evolution of total and urban population globally 13

Exhibit 4: Evolution of number and population of megacities 13

Exhibit 5: Smart city types by main medium-term project drivers 14

Exhibit 6: Examples of IoT based smart city solutions 15

Exhibit 7: Access technology for IoT based on throughput vs. Range 16

Exhibit 8: Smart city technological value-chain 17

Exhibit 9: Total and urban population in Latin America 19

Exhibit 10: Evolution of cities in Latin America by population size 19

Exhibit 11: Specific challenges of Latin American cities classified by smart city element 20

Exhibit 12: ICT connectivity plans in the five biggest Latin America economies 21

Exhibit 13: Map of BRTS in Latin America part of the SIMUS regional association 22

Exhibit 14: Rio de Janeiro’s ‘COR’ centralized operational center 23

Exhibit 15: Buenos Aires ‘MiBA’ app, to be launched for smartphones in 2017 24

Exhibit 16: Buenos Aires smart lighting project - 2017 status 25

Exhibit 17: Different stakeholders in Latin American smart city projects divided by role 26

Exhibit 18: Different involvement levels of telecom service providers within smart city projects 27

Exhibit 19: Examples of ongoing smart city projects, invested amounts and its stakeholders 28

Exhibit 20: Selected smart city projects in Argentina 30

Exhibit 21: Buenos Aires smart lighting ‘city touch’ system 31

Exhibit 22: Selected smart city projects in Brazil 32

Exhibit 23: Key players in Porto Alegre smart city innovation 33

Exhibit 24: Vivo’s smart parking system in Aguas de Sao Pedro 34

Exhibit 25: Selected smart city projects in Chile 35

Exhibit 26: Telefonica’s puma mobility data service 36

Exhibit 27: Entel’s smart parking application for smartphones 37

Exhibit 28: Selected smart city projects in Colombia 38

Exhibit 29: Medellin’s ‘SIMI’ intelligent mobility system 39

Exhibit 30: Selected smart city projects in Mexico 40

Exhibit 31: Mexico City’s security system and C4i4 command center 41

List of figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Smart city definition 11

Exhibit 2: The four elements of smart city projects 12

Exhibit 3: Evolution of total and ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Smart city definition 11

Exhibit 2: The four elements of smart city projects 12

Exhibit 3: Evolution of total and urban population globally 13

Exhibit 4: Evolution of number and population of megacities 13

Exhibit 5: Smart city types by main medium-term project drivers 14

Exhibit 6: Examples of IoT based smart city solutions 15

Exhibit 7: Access technology for IoT based on throughput vs. Range 16

Exhibit 8: Smart city technological value-chain 17

Exhibit 9: Total and urban population in Latin America 19

Exhibit 10: Evolution of cities in Latin America by population size 19

Exhibit 11: Specific challenges of Latin American cities classified by smart city element 20

Exhibit 12: ICT connectivity plans in the five biggest Latin America economies 21

Exhibit 13: Map of BRTS in Latin America part of the SIMUS regional association 22

Exhibit 14: Rio de Janeiro’s ‘COR’ centralized operational center 23

Exhibit 15: Buenos Aires ‘MiBA’ app, to be launched for smartphones in 2017 24

Exhibit 16: Buenos Aires smart lighting project - 2017 status 25

Exhibit 17: Different stakeholders in Latin American smart city projects divided by role 26

Exhibit 18: Different involvement levels of telecom service providers within smart city projects 27

Exhibit 19: Examples of ongoing smart city projects, invested amounts and its stakeholders 28

Exhibit 20: Selected smart city projects in Argentina 30

Exhibit 21: Buenos Aires smart lighting ‘city touch’ system 31

Exhibit 22: Selected smart city projects in Brazil 32

Exhibit 23: Key players in Porto Alegre smart city innovation 33

Exhibit 24: Vivo’s smart parking system in Aguas de Sao Pedro 34

Exhibit 25: Selected smart city projects in Chile 35

Exhibit 26: Telefonica’s puma mobility data service 36

Exhibit 27: Entel’s smart parking application for smartphones 37

Exhibit 28: Selected smart city projects in Colombia 38

Exhibit 29: Medellin’s ‘SIMI’ intelligent mobility system 39

Exhibit 30: Selected smart city projects in Mexico 40

Exhibit 31: Mexico City’s security system and C4i4 command center 41

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