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2016-11-08

NOKIA: 'Smart City Playbook' commissioned by Nokia identifies best practices from 22 smart cities around the world

Press Release

* Report developed by Machina Research on behalf of Nokia examines the
strategies of 22 cities as they become smart, safe and sustainable
* Report distils three different smart city approaches and highlights key
developments in technology and business models which have helped cities
become smarter

8 November 2016

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the availability of 'The Smart City
Playbook', a strategy report that documents best practices for smart cities.
The playbook provides concrete guidance to city leaders on successful
strategies used by other municipalities to make their cities smarter, safer
and more sustainable. Commissioned by Nokia and developed by Machina
Research, a leading provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet
of Things (IoT), the playbook was developed through primary research into the
strategies and progress of 22 cities around the world.

The study uncovered significant diversity in the smart city strategies of
different cities, but identified three distinct 'routes' that cities are
taking to make themselves smarter. The 'anchor' route involves a city
deploying a single application to address a pressing problem such as traffic
congestion, and then adding other applications over time. The 'platform'
route involves building the underlying infrastructure needed to support a
wide variety of smart applications and services. 'Beta Cities', by contrast,
try out multiple applications as pilots to see how they perform before making
long-term deployment decisions.

While the study found significant differences between cities, even amongst
those cities following the same route, it also concluded that there are
several particular practices used by successful smart cities that would
appear to be of universal benefit, including:

* Successful cities have established open and transparent rules for the use
of data (on which all smart cities are dependent) by government departments
and third parties, whether shared freely or monetized to cover data
management costs.
* Many cities that are advanced in their smart city journeys have committed
to making both information and communications technology (ICT) and IoT
infrastructure accessible to users both inside and outside of government,
and have avoided the creation of 'silos' between government departments.

* Governments (and their third-party partners) that have worked to actively
engage residents in smart city initiatives have been particularly
effective, most notably those where the benefits are highly visible such as
smart lighting and smart parking.
* Smart city infrastructure needs to be scalable so it can grow and evolve to
meet future needs, and secure to provide certainty that both government and
private data are protected.
* Cities that select technology partners that can provide the innovation
capacity, ability to invest and real-world experience, along with
technology platforms that are open to avoid vendor lock-in, will be at an
advantage.

The study also offers myriad, real-world examples of how various cities are
managing challenges including those identified above.

It is expected that 66 percent of the world's population will live in urban
centers by 2050[1], making it critical for governments and other stakeholders
to put strategies in place to more effectively meet the needs of their
growing populations. Intelligent ICT and IoT platforms have essential roles
to play in the evolution of smart cities. The study concluded that many
cities are already leveraging these technologies to optimize services and
infrastructure, make better-informed decisions, boost economic development,
encourage social interactions and make their communities safer and
eco-friendly while improving the delivery of a range of public services.

Osvaldo Di Campli, head of Global Enterprise&Public Sector, Nokia, said:
"The process of making a city smart is extremely complex, and there are so
many different strategies being put forward in the market that choosing the
right path for your city can be an enormous challenge. Our goal in
commissioning this report by Machina Research was to cut through the clutter
and identify strategies that are clearly working for cities. As a global
leader in the technologies that connect people and things, Nokia clearly has
a great interest in helping bring clarity to the market, and to identify
important focus areas. We look forward to helping cities develop the shared,
secure and scalable networks and platforms needed to enable the human
possibilities of smart, safe and sustainable cities."

Jeremy Green, Principal Analyst at Machina Research and author of the Smart
City Playbook, said:
"No one said becoming a smart city would be easy. There are lots of choices to
be made. The technology and the business models are evolving rapidly, so
there are many degrees of uncertainty. Standards are emerging but are by no
means finalised. So there is no 'royal road' to smartness. But there is a
right way to travel - with your eyes open, with realistic expectations, and
with a willingness to learn from others. That includes other cities that
might face the same problems as you, even if in a different context. It
includes the suppliers, who may have learned from their experiences
elsewhere, including in other verticals. It includes start-ups, who can be
great innovators; and most of all, it includes the city's own inhabitants,
who are your real partners for the journey."

* Note: Cities profiled in the study include Auckland, Bangkok, Barcelona,
Berlin, Bogota, Bristol, Cape Town, Cleveland, Delhi, Dubai, Jeddah, Mexico
City, New York City, Paris, Pune, San Francisco, São Paulo
, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Vienna and Wuxi

For city-by-city findings and the complete set of smart city best practices
and recommendations, read the full Machina Research Smart City Playbook at
nokia.ly/smartcityplaybook

Resources:

* Nokia Smart Cities vision Infographic
* Smart Cities findings from Machina Research - Executive Summary
* Smart Cities findings from Machina Research - Infographic
* Nokia Smart City Page
* Press Release: Nokia joins the UK's pioneering programmable city initiative
in Bristol
* Press Release: Dubai government security network operator Nedaa selects
Nokia to deliver next-generation network for mission-critical and smart
city services
* Press Release: Nokia and Zain KSA to transform Jeddah into a smart city by
2018
* Press Release: Nokia and Europe's first drone-based Smart City traffic
management test facility collaborate to ensure safe global aerial
operations

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About Nokia

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Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the
company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that
are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network,
Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers,
governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud
and the Internet of Things.http://nokia.com

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[1]United Nations, 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects

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