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Shanghai is building a solid infrastructure to support a broad range of smart-city applications

Sherrie Huang Head of APAC Research
Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst

"At the heart of Shanghai's smart-city plans is an objective to establish the city as a global technology leader by competing on an international level and by positioning itself as a 'megacity.'"

The Shanghai government has published three comprehensive smart-city action plans to date, and has made significant progress in achieving its objectives. The government placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that the key networks and platforms were in place from the early planning stages of the smart city in order to support the breadth of applications and services required to deliver the plan. Network and platform technology is a key investment area.

This case study provides:

  • an introduction to Shanghai’s smart-city strategy
  • details of the key motives for deploying a smart city
  • an outline of smart-city services
  • an overview of the key stakeholders
  • an overview of the funding mechanisms
  • key points on policy and regulation.