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Market Trends: Intelligent Streetlamps the Proving Ground for IoT in Smart Cities

Published: 12 September 2014

ID: G00269752

Analyst(s): Dean Freeman, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Smart lighting in streetlamps is a key investment for cities today, but the value of the real estate and the impact that IoT will have on the functionality of lighting and the lamppost is undervalued. Product managers need to develop new business models that include services and data management.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Intelligent Streetlamps Are Beginning to Emerge — as Are the Business Models
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Nascent Intelligent Streetlighting Market Is Developing Rapidly
  • Buyer Trend
    • City Managers Are Trying to Determine How Intelligent Streetlamps and the IoT Work for Them
  • Regional Trend
    • Europe Is Leading the Way; the Americas Are Gaining Quickly
  • Technology Trend
    • The IoT and Intelligent Streetlamps Are Converging

Contrarian View

  • Cash Flow, Execution, Security, Integration and Privacy

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