Smart City: A Challenging but Attractive Opportunity for Network Operators

Sponsored by: Pyramid Research

Focused on:

  • Network
  • Operators

Date: 30 July


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

The Smart City Opportunity for Network Operators

The smart city opportunity for operators is interesting but not straightforward given uncertainties and differences country by country and operator by operator. In some markets central Government backing for a nationwide plan supports attractive growth, but in most cases growth is sporadic, while funding has dried up in many countries with Governments following austerity policies.

This webinar will outline the growing importance of the smart city opportunity and show why it is a complex one for operators to address. It will look at the range of different services smart city projects comprise and highlight the uniqueness of cities, including their size, priorities, business models and stakeholders.

The approaches taken by five key operators including AT&T, KT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and KPN will then be analysed, highlighting how and why they differ.

Presented by

Jan ten Sythoff,

Analyst at Large, Pyramid Research

Jan specializes in the mobile communications market, compiling reports in areas such as LTE, mobile content/ applications, mobile payments, wearable devices and M2M. He has also worked on a number of projects for operators and vendors on topics such as mobile broadband/ spectrum in South East Asia, mobile enterprise in Africa/ Middle East and M2M in Latin America.

Daniel Ramos,

Senior Analyst – Enterprise Cloud and M2M Practice Leader

Daniel Ramos is a Senior Analyst based in Boston. He is responsible for Pyramid’s Enterprise Cloud and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Service Strategy Practices. Daniel has authored numerous reports analyzing cloud and M2M technologies and their impact on service provider and technology vendor business strategies. He has also developed market sizing and forecasting models for the M2M market.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain insights into smart cities and why this is an important opportunity.
  • Examine the complexities and challenges of addressing the smart city opportunity.
  • Explore the M2M and IoT approaches available to operators.
  • Review the smart city approaches of five key network operators.


  • Head of M2M
  • M2M marketing manager
  • Internet of Things specialists
  • Enterprise public sector marketing managers
  • Head of Enterprise