Dubai crowned as Gulf region’s top smart city

A new study has ranked Dubai as the top smart city in the Persian Gulf region, thanks to its strategic vision and practical approach. An article by Computer News Middle East reported on the recent study by research firm Navigant Consulting. The report was commissioned by Chinese tech telecoms equipment maker Huawei. In the report, […]

Smart city revenues skyrocket; core problems remain

A new research report predicts that annual revenues from smart city projects will grow to nearly $89 billion by 2025. However, it found most smart city initiatives are focusing on solving peripheral issues, with few big projects tackling core city problems. Navigant’s “Smart Cities” report, annual smart city revenue is expected to grow to $88.7 billion worldwide […]

Navigant: Four-fold sensor market growth through 2025

According to a new report from Navigant, the revenue from wireless sensors is estimated to increase from $188.2 million in 2016 to $745.2 million by 2025. As operational technologies and information meet, sensors have begun to play an important role in directing smart building solutions that can offer insight through data-driven tools. Wireless connectivity improves […]

Latin America smart city market to grow 19% by 2020

Latin America’s smart city market will jump nearly 20% in the next four years driven by urbanization and major smart infrastructure investments. The BNamericas site reports estimates by the Markets & Market consultancy of annual smart city market growth of 19.4% by 2020, reaching a total of $758 billion. One of the factors driving smart […]

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Can IoT help stop the utility death spiral?

Electrical utilities who dive deep into the Internet of Things (IoT) can potentially leverage the emerging technology to build new, stronger relationships with their customer base. Notably, IoT will allow utilities to develop trusted advisory relationships with customers previously beyond the scope of traditional power delivery. A new report from Navigant Research on the U.S. […]