In the coming year, from advanced payment options to mobility offerings, the world will witness significant revamps. With a few months left to the New Year, as we swiftly move towards the shaping if smart city trends in 2020, we are vaulted to face the pleasant bloom.

It has been estimated by popular studies that by the year 2050, more than 70% of the world population would migrate to an urban way of life and settle in areas that are powered and interconnected by smart technologies. The investment on IoT is the largest from the Asian region and the swiftly emerging technologies are only taking us closer to the evolution of smarter cities.

In the coming years, the government will as well become swift in responding to the needs of the citizens and smart city applications will further enrich the lives of the residents. From generating revenues to security and convenience, the applications introduced in the smart cities will completely alter the way we operate, live and work, but the ground of it all starts with connectivity, everything will have to be interconnected, vehicles, homes, appliances, infrastructures, systems, etc.

Several essential business sectors are actively moving towards the booming trajectory of artificial intelligence and re-evaluating their business models of connectivity accordingly. So, to help you mentally prepare for the modifications, here is a list of trends that would be expected to massively influence the space of smart cities in 2020;


From the traditional front of it, companies today already are building infrastructures that come equipped with applications like sensors, security cameras, smart lighting, etc. but in the coming year, the view will change for basic infrastructure as well to support the idea of a smarter city.  To make the picture further clearer, let’s say if the infrastructure is installed with security cameras or lighting without the basic connectivity of fibre, it would only make the process painful in the future. The cost massively would amplify for upgrading the basic process to be able to connect to the technology modifications like face or voice recognition etc.

So to avoid this extra investment, the builders today are constructing cities that are already upgraded for the networks in the future by constantly updating themselves on the changing trends taking advice from IoT vendors and working on a long term plan for smarted cities in the future.


In several countries today, the government is largely supporting the mandate of extensive fibre build-outs. There are developers, local utilities and service providers that are working on the deployment of the infrastructure that facilitates the planning and permissions for constructions of civic connectivity. Business houses who are solely into the services of providing electrical utilities have also started to maintain their position on deploying fibre infrastructure in the constructions and given the fact that they have the experience that it needs to install these delicate connectivity means, they have their way to manage the overhead poles and underground wiring systems that can make room for the new technology and deploy it to cut down on the prospects of the amplified investments.


Network convergence offers numerous flexible and convenient modes of communication on one network that is impossible to achieve on infrastructures that operate separately. The future promises the delivery of high-speed digital data from a processing source by the support of broadband or high bandwidth network to a distribution system that is wireless and overturns for up streaming.

In the early days, the service providers would build wire-line and wireless networking systems. The infrastructure for the wireless systems have turned more centralized and it is only sensible to arrange the traffic in one direction of the wire-line services. The service providers today are aggressively working towards these wire-line and wireless operating systems for the future to amplify the utilization of the assets and modelling excellent business plans for 2020.

The future will see maximum cities around the world transforming into a smart infrastructure jungle. The need for implementation of smart city applications exists for its improvement in cost, efficiency, revenue and above all betterment of the people of any country. By the process of thinking ahead, making constructive plans for the future, fibre operating systems, converging of networks around the town, and using the creative funding approach, the cities will transform on the route to becoming smart in the forthcoming years.

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