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[September 11, 2012]

Global Telecoms - Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Telecoms - Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence Societies to be based on smart technologyBuddeComm's annual publication Global Telecoms - Smart Societies and Artificial Intelligence, provides the key global trends and insights for these important and interesting sectors which will form the communities of the future.

In our complex societies, developments do not take place in isolation; they need to be looked at within a broader context and policies, strategies and activities need to be comprehensively linked. This is perhaps best described under the title 'smart city' or 'smart community'.

Making infrastructure smart basically means adding intelligence to the networks through sensors, devices, M2M, etc that generate reliable data that can be processed in real time to provide information to all those involved in making decisions about their energy use, transport movement, weather conditions, financial status, healthcare monitoring etc.

By combining these databases in a trans-sector way - linking energy to traffic to healthcare, to weather, to economics - we will be able to move from the current silo-based structure to a true trans-sector structure.In the context of the global crisis, we must now look at every opportunity to build smarter communities. The next stage of human evolution is going to depend on merging humans and machines, something that is becoming increasingly possible through artificial intelligence (AI).

Smart communities should incorporate cross-sector public safety, carbon neutral, state of the art communications networks, linked to a new generation of social services provided by government, such as e-government, e-health and e-education. Smart Transport systems are also integral to a smart society.

Smart Transport, better known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), increase the safety and efficiency of transport networks - from public bus, tram and train transport, to rail and road freight transport, and private and commercial road transport. ITS systems include the software and hardware for new electronic vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication/information systems.

In 2012 there are now a number of countries around the world whose governments are actively investigating the social and economic benefits that can be achieved through the deployment of a mainly fibre-based broadband telecoms infrastructure.

The United Nations has also earmarked broadband as critical infrastructure in its Millennium Development Goals. ICT will not solve the problem of world hunger, but it cannot be solved without ICT, and this equally applies to all the other challenges.

Smart infrastructure is necessary for the smart societies of the future based on smart economies, e-health, smart grids, smart transport, e-education, e-commerce and smart energy.

Market Highlights Citizens are using smart tools to address, in their own way, the challenges that they are facing, either individually or together as a community;In many cities around the world, high density living is the norm and attention is now turning towards making this style of living more sustainable; Technology innovations include water harvesting and re-use, solar collection and energy efficient appliances including heating and cooling; Sustainable urban transport systems are also on the agenda for many governments.E-health has become an area where key killer applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks are emerging and is one example of how broadband is important for social reasons beyond Internet access.Smart city developments are taking place in hundreds of cities around the world with initiatives ranging from solar panel installation; electronic vehicle use; extensive fibre optic deployment and real-time data collection used for city governance and traffic management.Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.1. The Digital Revolution1.1 The Global Impact of the Digital Revolution1.1.1 Politicians underestimate the digital revolution1.1.2 How governments lost the ICT plot1.1.3 Desperate need for government innovation1.1.4 Politicians should stop populist party politics1.1.5 Urgent need for smart policies and smart tools1.1.6 The need for Digital infrastructure1.1.7 NBN a blueprint for other trans-sector policies 1.1.8 Australia's international PV success story1.1.9 Citizens understand the crisis1.1.10 No progress without new trans-sector policies1.1.11 Conclusions2. Smart Societies2.1 Smart Cities and Buildings2.1.1 Introduction2.1.2 Building smart cities to ease the stress2.1.3 Key components of smart cities2.1.4 Strategies for smart communities2.1.5 Intelligent Communities Forum2.2 Smart Grids - Introduction2.2.1 A concept, not a technology2.2.2 Smart grid vision2.2.3 Smart grid market2.2.4 Government policies and regulations2.2.5 Smart energy2.2.6 Smart grids, smart infrastructure, smart buildings and smart cities2.2.7 Opportunities for the smart infrastructure 2.3 Smart Infrastructure: National Broadband Networks2.3.1 Introduction: broadband doesn't just equal high-speed Internet2.3.2 The many aspects of broadband infrastructure2.3.3 Trans-sectoral thinking required for governments2.3.4 BuddeComm's contribution to broadband based trans-sector policies2.3.5 Barriers to NBN and broadband adoption2.3.6 Conclusion2.4 Smart Transport2.4.1 What is IT 2.4.2 Electric Vehicles (EV)2.4.3 Dedicated Short-Range Communications2.4.4 Case study - Australia2.4.5 Other examples2.5 Smart Government2.5.1 Market summary2.5.2 Market insights2.5.3 Published studies3. The Next Frontier: Artificial Intelligence3.1 Smart Societies and Artificial Intelligence3.1.1 The proposition3.1.2 Philosophy and science3.1.3 Social and economic developments3.1.4 Are we reaching another breaking point 3.1.5 Solutions can only be found by using IT to increase our intelligence3.1.6 Conclusion4. Selected Smart Community Case Studies4.1 Asia4.1.1 South Korea4.1.2 China4.1.3 Japan4.1.4 Singapore4.1.5 India4.2 Europe4.2.1 Amsterdam4.2.2 Portugal4.2.3 Stockholm4.3 Middle East4.3.1 Qatar5. Glossary of AbbreviationsTable 1 - Value of the global smart grid market - 2012 - 2016Table 2 - Global investment in e-government - 2010; 2016Table 3 - United Nations e-government development ranking - top 20 countries 2010Table 4 - EIU digital economy ranking - top 15 countries - 2010Table 5 - EIU e-readiness ranking - top 15 countries - 2009Table 6 - Waseda University e-government ranking - top 10 countries - 2010; 2011Table 7 - Brookings Institution - highest e-government rankings - 2008Table 8 - Selection of predictions in BT's timelineExhibit 1- Internet of Things - the next infrastructure inflection pointExhibit 2- Trans-sector vs. Cross-sectorExhibit 3 - Smart City Operating System (OS)Exhibit 4 - Smart HomesExhibit 5 - Learning from e-carsExhibit 6 - Example of trans-sector collaboration in a Smart CityExhibit 7 - Smart Grid applicationsExhibit 8 - Challenges Smart Grids can addressExhibit 9 - International Smart Grid Action NetworkExhibit 10 - Learning from e-carsExhibit 11 - Intelligent transport systems todayExhibit 12 - Intelligent Cars - IntelliDrive projectExhibit 13 - Definition: E-GovernmentExhibit 14 - Examples of Web 2.0 toolsExhibit 15 - Examples of common web based e-government applicationsExhibit 16 - Faster broadband speeds offer more than just fast InternetExhibit 17 - Definition: Cloud computing Exhibit 18 - Examples of key Cloud modelsExhibit 19 - Examples of government cloud projectsExhibit 20 - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual Digital Economy Rankings criteriaExhibit 21 - Countries with low e-government presenceExhibit 22 - Artificial Intelligence (AI)Exhibit 23 - Smart energy project in Amsterdam 2011 To order this report:Internet_Business Industry: Global Telecoms - Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence ContactNicolas BombourgReportlinkerEmail: nicolasbombourg@reportlinker.comUS: (805)652-2626Intl: +1 805-652-2626 SOURCE Reportlinker

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