|[March 14, 2014]
Research and Markets: Australia - Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities: 2014 is Earmarked as the Year of the Internet of Things
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6vtj7/australia_smart)
has announced the addition of the "Australia
- Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities" report to their offering.
This Internet of Things' - other names used include: M2M, Pervasive
Internet and Industrial Internet - is going to be a real game-changer.
It will transform every single sector of society and the economy and it
will be out of this environment that new businesses - and indeed new
industries - will be born. This is one of the reasons so many overseas
ICT companies are increasing their presence in Australia. The LTE (News - Alert) will
take a leadership role in the development of M2M but the NBN is also an
ideal test-bed for uch developments. A great deal of attention is being
paid to cloud computing and the NBN can be viewed as one gigantic cloud.
The number of connected M2M devices will grow to somewhere between 25
million and 50 million by 2020.
Data in this report is the latest
available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year
Smart cities can't be built from the current silo structure that
dominates our thinking; but require a holistic approach which includes
environmental issues such as self sufficient energy buildings, energy
exchanges for renewable energy and e-cars, delivery of e-health,
e-education, e-government services as well as digital media and internet
Half of the world's population are already city-dwellers, and the trend
towards increased urbanization is accelerating rapidly. The future of
the majority of the world's citizens is undeniably urban - 70% will live
in cities by 2050 - but how exactly that city of tomorrow will look, and
how smart living is implemented and experienced remains largely
Since the arrival of the new government more money has been set aside
for the NBN, but also some changes to the current plan are foreshadowed.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6vtj7/australia_smart
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