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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in South East Asia

Jun 2017

South East Asia is a diverse region, and is comprised of 10 countries: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, which together form the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The region enjoys peace, security, and prosperity, and has a strong value proposition. Taken as a whole, it is the seventh largest economy in the world and is projected to become the fourth largest economy by 2050. ASEAN’s combined GDP stands at USD 2.5 trillion. This is expected to quadruple to USD 10 trilli...

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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in Thailand

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Thailand. The country has been making strides in its pursuit to develop smart cities with the launch of its “Thailand 4.0” national policy that will play a key role in driving the government’s economic strategy. Under the plan, the country has targeted the development of advanced industry, where smart application will play a central role. Within this context, the “Smart Thailand” will be promoted, various smart technology will be introduced in pilot smart cities,...

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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in Vietnam

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Vietnam. The country is currently experiencing rapid urbanization and a shift from an agriculture economy to industry and services-driven economy. It is one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia, and has recently been elevated to middle-income status.

Vietnam currently has 774 urban areas of various sizes, of which Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are two special metropolises with the highest modernization rates. Its urban population has grown from 20.3% in 1990 to 33.6% in ...

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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in the Philippines

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in the Philippines. The Philippines, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, has joined the world’s move towards utilizing intelligent technologies that aim to speed up a country’s economy towards inclusive growth and enhance its citizen’s quality of living by way of technology and innovation.

The country is already laying the groundwork for the deployment of smart technologies. Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has invested USD 6 bil...

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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in Singapore

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Singapore.  The country is a tiny island of 5.7 million people, and is an often-cited example of a smart city in Asia. The country is investing heavily in the future, particularly in smart technologies. The report explores various public and private initiatives in Singapore to boost the smart city sector, for example:

  • In January 2016, the city-state announced a five-year plan worth SGD 19 billion that will fund research and development (R&D) activities that will upd...
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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in Malaysia

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Malaysia.  By developing smart cities, Malaysia aims to be globally competitive not only from an economic standpoint, but also from environmental and social perspective standpoint. Among Malaysia’s key cities and regions that are being developed to act as test beds for smart technologies in the country are Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Cyberjaya, Iskandar, Penang and Subang.  The report explores various public and private initiatives in Malaysia to boost the smart city sector, for e...

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The Smart Cities Sector – Key Trends in Indonesia

Jun 2017

This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Indonesia. The country offers a number of opportunities in the smart city space, bolstered by its rapid urbanization and development. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the Indonesian government is investing USD 420 billion for various infrastructure projects crucial to developing smart cities over the next five years.

In recent years Indonesia has made significant strides in implementing smart city solutions. In 2017, the government has establis...

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