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Middle East and Africa Smart Cities Report 2019 - Regional Status & Key Case Studies - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 23, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2019--

The “Smart Cities in Africa and the Middle East: Regional Status & Key Case Studies” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

“Smart Cities in Africa and the Middle East: Regional Status & Key Case Studies”, provides an executive-level overview of the smart city market in Africa and the Middle East (AME). It delivers deep qualitative insights into the smart city market, smart city value chain and ecosystem dynamics in the region. It also analyzes key trends and smart city projects being implemented in AME.

Growing urban demographics and the rapid expansion of cities forces governments to deploy smart city solutions to sustain city services, drive economic competitiveness, and enable a thriving environment in Africa and the Middle East (AME). Smart city initiatives in the region predominantly focus on four areas: mobility, security, sustainability, and public services.

The focus of smart city projects varies from one city to another across the region, based on the set of challenges and opportunities each city presents. Countries in the Middle East are more engaged in projects aimed at improving public services, security, and quality of life, while a number of countries in Africa are investing in developing mobility and smart utility solutions as well as closing the connectivity gap.

A number of countries in AME tend to design and build cities from scratch, making them smart by design (e.g., Lusail, Aljada, and Masdar). Telecom operators in the region design smart city blueprints (e.g., strategies, concepts, guidelines, major features, stakeholders, business models and location, etc.) for new cities. This approach allows telcos to leverage conceptual, methodological, and operational knowledge of the smart city in order to offer smart city products, secure partnerships, and bring long-term revenue growth.

Connectivity in parts of the region poses challenges to smart city project development. Underdeveloped ICT infrastructure in a number of African countries undermines the implementation of smart city projects. As a result, the focus of smart city initiatives in the region is aimed at fast developing and expanding fixed and mobile communication networks.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the following

Scope

Key Topics Covered:

Section 1: Taxonomy & Market Context

Defining a Smart City

Elements of a Smart City

Smart City Value Chain

Section 2: Smart City Situation in Africa and the Middle East

Overview of Smart City Status in Africa and the Middle East

Challenges and Opportunities

Smart City Projects in Africa and the Middle East

Section 3: Smart Cities Case Studies

Lusail Smart City

The Role of Telcos in Lusail Smart City Project

Kigali Smart City

The Role of Telcos in Kigali Smart City Project

Section 4: Key Findings & Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/c83wpj

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Related Topics:Internet of Things and M2M

KEYWORD: AFRICA MIDDLE EAST

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE INTERNET NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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