Asia-Pacific Smart City Opportunities: Transformative Mega Trends

Asia-Pacific Smart City Opportunities: Transformative Mega Trends

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) smart city market recorded robust growth in 2019. It generated a revenue of $33.5 billion and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.1% between 2019 and 2025 to reach $154.84 billion in 2025. The market is expected to grow exponentially as government initiatives call for smart technologies to be integrated with economic initiatives to make for a smart society. Owing to the growth potential the market holds, it will attract investments from vendors and solution providers.

IoT solutions will help societies manage their traffic and resources in an efficient manner and facilitate holistic living standards. Data analytics will play a key role in shaping smart cities as there is a growing need for access to citizen data across all segments of smart cities. Smart transportation will emerge as the most profitable segment as local municipalities will see a rising number of smart mobility use-cases. Governments will adopt smart technologies within their processes in an attempt to align and upgrade the role of ICT in their systems, with a focus on digital payments.

The study discusses market drivers and restraints; growth opportunities are also examined, and Frost & Sullivan growth recommendation for market participants are provided.


  • Strategic Imperatives
    • Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
    • The Strategic Imperative 8™
    • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives 8™ on the APAC Smart City Market
    • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis, APAC Smart City Market
    • Scope of the Study
    • Smart City Maturity Ladder—Key Stages
    • Smart City Maturity Ladder—Main Parameters
    • Smart City Market Segmentation—Application Areas
    • Growth Drivers for the APAC Smart City Market
    • Growth Restraints for the APAC Smart City Market
    • Key Use-Cases by Application Area
    • Overview of Market Landscape and Key Competitors
  • Growth Opportunity Universe, APAC Smart City Market
    • Growth Opportunity 1: Tracking and Monitoring Solutions for Contact Tracing and Monitoring Use-Cases, 2020
    • Growth Opportunity 2: Smart City Platform Solutions for Effective Data Orchestration, 2020
    • Growth Opportunity 3: Edge Infrastructure and Analytics for Machine Learning Capabilities, 2020
    • Growth Opportunity 4: Location Intelligence to Enhance Effectiveness of Smart City Solutions, 2020

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