Cities will be the major arena in which ICT can bring solutions for economic, social, and sustainable growth. Cities have always been places where creativity has flourished, thanks to the many meetings that inevitably happen in dense urban areas. Connectivity will enable creativity, innovation and, ultimately, socioeconomic development.
100 largest cities based on GDP 2020 predictions (Source: World Bank)
NOTE: Data regarding operators, technologies and vendors are as per end of Q1 2012.
Assumptions & Weighting:
Ericsson is the best positioned vendor in the 100 largest (GDP) cities, with a share more than twice the size as that of its closest competitor. We hold 41% market share for wireless equipment in the world's top cities.
Did you know that people walk faster in cities? The larger the city, the faster you walk. Ericsson ConsumerLab research shows that if you move from a semi-rural area to an urban core, the size of your social network increases by 40 percent. Read the full report here.