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Market Guide for the Role of CSPs in Smart City Initiatives

Published: 08 January 2015

ID: G00259253

Analyst(s): Charlotte Patrick


Communications service providers are natural smart city connectivity partners for municipalities — they also bring a growing range of other products — but they are cautious investors. This report aims to help government bodies understand what CSPs can contribute.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Introduction
  • Projects Included Within This Report's Definition of "Smart City"
  • Working With a CSP: The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks

Market Direction

  • CSP Smart City Focus Areas That Governments Should Consider
  • Geographic Market Trends

Market Analysis

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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