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Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016: Gartner

Chris Player | Dec. 10, 2015
Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of IoT.

Smart homes will represent 21 per cent of total IoT use in smart cities in 2016, the highest increase over the next five years, the analyst firm said.

"Device and wireless standards will be embedded in more devices. Homes will move from being interconnected to information- and smart-enabled — an integrated services environment that will provide value to the home and the individual ambience."

She said the technological advances meant citizens could actively contribute to the development and strategic direction of their city.

"At the same time, businesses become more empowered to utilise the sensor data to create their value proposition."


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