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Future of Infrastructure

Future of Infrastructure

Smart Infrastructure: Key Takeaways, Global, 2013–2030

Investment of $􂀀 trillion is required globally between 2010 and 2030 to sustain the current levels of GDP growth, out of which transportation and utilities infrastructure will account for 􂀀% and 􂀀%, respectively.

The Americas (North and South) will lead in infrastructure investment, with a share of 􂀀%, followed by Asia with a share of 􂀀%.

Big Data analytics will be a critical element in enabling smart infrastructure of the future. They will create intelligent, connected, on-demand, emergency response, and dynamic demand management services of the future, thus ensuring lower operational expenditure, reduced wastage, and faster return on investment.

Individuals will transform from consumers who merely consume city resources to ‘prosumers’ who can both consume resources as well as feed back resources in the form of energy, data, or services into the city.

Smart infrastructure of the future will interact with prosumers largely through mServices or real-time information kiosks. City-, service-, or function-specific mobile apps will be available for consumers to communicate with the smart infrastructure around them.

With the increasing significance of smart city initiatives, regulatory bodies will restructure their policies to approach solutions holistically instead of using a siloed approach.

Smart infrastructure will further the financial opportunities for stakeholders by optimizing resource utilization (intelligent management), mobilizing resources efficiently (through sharing), and pricing the resources appropriately (dynamic pricing).

About this report

The research service exhibits visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing one of the significant Mega Trends: Future of Infrastructure. "Smart" as a value proposition has been increasingly replacing green concepts, with innumerable smart innovations in the infrastructure space. This study highlights examples of projects, companies, and technologies that will invade and change the smart infrastructure landscape globally by 2030. It also provides information on the total addressable smart infrastructure market size opportunity, offers stakeholder analyses, and discusses revenue opportunities.


  • Executive Summary
    • Defining Smart Infrastructure
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings of the Study
  • Research Scope, Objectives, and Background
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology: From Macro to Micro Trends
  • Overview and Structure
    • Future of Infrastructure
    • Future of Infrastructure-Scope of Research
    • Research Structure
  • Infrastructure Definition-Current vs. Smart
    • Defining Smart Infrastructure
    • Smart Infrastructure vs. Traditional Infrastructure
    • What Makes Infrastructure Smart?
    • Evolution to Smart Infrastructure
  • Mega Trends Affecting Infrastructure
    • Mega Trends Affecting the Future of Infrastructure
    • Big Data Analytics for Smarter Infrastructure
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Global Smart Cities in 2025
    • Smart City Wishlist of Products/Services for Infrastructure
    • Global Urban Population
  • Global Infrastructure Investment Potential and Smart Infrastructure Opportunities
    • Global Infrastructure Investment Need up to 2030
    • Smart Capex Costs for Total Infrastructure
      • Table Smart Infrastructure Investment by Segment, Global, 2010-2030
    • Smart Infrastructure Solution Providers
      • Table Smart Infrastructure Product Portfolio by Company, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Targets and Earning from Smart Infrastructure Solutions
  • Communication Infrastructure
    • Elements of a Healthy Digital Economy
    • Checklist for an Integrated ICT Infrastructure
    • Anatomy of a Broadband Network
    • Broadband Penetration Targets-Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Prevalent Broadband Technologies
    • Comparing Mobile Broadband Technologies
    • Gigabit Ultra-Broadband for Rural Communities
    • Urban Operating Systems
    • 5G Technology will enable new services
  • Utilities Infrastructure
    • Power Infrastructure Investment Projection
    • Global Smart Grid Investment
    • Grid Infrastructure-From Macro to Micro-Generation
    • Incremental Investment Scenario for Smart Electricity Infrastructure
    • Utilities Infrastructure Gap and Economic Impact
    • Water Infrastructure-Demand-Supply Imbalance
    • Key Strategies to Improve Water Security
    • Benefit Analysis for Smart Water Solutions
    • Tuas Seawater Desalination Plant, Singapore
    • Urban Smart Water Grid Infrastructure
    • Water Monitoring goes the Big Data Way
    • Smart Waste Recycling Processing Infrastructure
    • Waste Management becomes "Waste to Energy"
    • Waste-to-Energy Process
    • Waste-to-Energy Technologies
  • Mobility Infrastructure
    • Strategies to Reduce CO2 from Mobility
    • Intelligent Urban Traffic Management System
    • Cost-Benefit Scenario-Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
    • Urban Mobility Infrastructure Gap and Economic Impact
    • From Transportation to Mobility Integration
    • Mobility Integration Realizing Multimodal Mobility
    • Multimodal Mobility-Best Practices
    • Siemens Smart Mobility Solutions
  • Strategic Conclusions
    • Stakeholders Shaping the City
    • Transformational Shifts in Regulatory Approach
    • Consumers Become "Prosumers"
    • Financial Opportunities Due to Smart Infrastructure
    • Action Plan for Infrastructure Solution Providers
    • Summarizing Smart Infrastructural Aspects
  • Appendix
    • Global Infrastructure Investment Trends
    • Europe, the "Sleeping Giant" of Smart Grid Investments
    • London Crossrail
    • Mobility Infrastructure Investment Needs until 2030

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