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Smart-city platforms: opportunities for IoT vendors

Ahmed Ali Senior Analyst, Research

"Smart-city platforms must support data interoperability if they are to enable innovation and adoption of solutions."

Smart city platforms: opportunities for IoT vendors

The growing smart-city market has become a key target for many IoT platform providers. Cities demand higher levels of support from their platforms than other IoT use cases, as they require coordination across many verticals. Multiple platforms are currently used to support these verticals, but a unified framework must ultimately be deployed.

This report provides:

  • an outlook on smart cities' requirements and their requirements for IoT platforms
  • a structure for smart-city platforms and features supported across the software layers
  • an examination of the different approaches for deploying smart-city platforms and areas where vendors can compete and differentiate.