Statistics:




IOT

  • IN 2015 THERE WERE 25B CONNECTED DEVICES. THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE (TO 50B) BY 2020. 

  • CITIES ARE PLANNING FOR IOT. IN 2015, 61% OF CITY LEADERS SAID THEY WERE INCLUDING IOT IN THEIR STRATEGIC PLANS. IN 2017, THAT NUMBER IS 81%

5G

  • SINCE 2015, THE U.S. HAS BUILT FEWER THAN 30,000 CELL SITES. CHINA HAS BUILT 350,000.



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GENERAL

  • THE ANNUAL SMARTER CITIES IT MARKET OPPORTUNITY IS EXPECTED TO BE $34 BILLION.URBANIZATION

  • BY 2040, 65% OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION WILL LIVE IN CITIES. 

  • 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO CITIES EACH WEEK

  • UP UNTIL 1975 THERE WERE JUST 3 MEGACITIES (NEW YORK, TOKYO AND MEXICO CITY). TODAY THERE ARE 21. BY 2025, THE NUMBER OF MEGACITIES IS EXPECTED TO REACH 29. (A MEGA CITY HAS A POPULATION OF 10+ MILLION PEOPLE)

  • BY 2025, CHINA ALONE WILL HAVE 221 CITIES WITH MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE.

  • THE TOP 600 URBAN CENTERS GENERATE 60% OF GLOBAL GDP

SUSTAINABILITY

  • CITIES USE 60 - 80% OF THE WORLD'S ANNUAL ENERGY NEEDS

  • LIGHTING ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST 20% OF THE WORLD'S ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • CISCO ESTIMATES THAT CITIES THAT RUN ON INFORMATION CAN IMPROVE THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY 30% WITHIN 20 YEARS.