Navigant: Smart pole deployments to have 50% compound growth thru '28

Wednesday February 5, 2020 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Navigant Research, smart poles, Grant Samms

BOULDER -- Global annual deployments of smart poles are expected to increase from less than 600 in 2019 to more than 22,000 in 2028, experiencing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.8%, according to a new report from Navigant Research.NavigantNEWlogoUSE 

The new report provides global market forecasts of smart pole hardware and services, broken out by segment and region, through 2028.

Smart poles are a new feature in urban landscape that leverage sensor and communications technologies to create an intelligent environment.

By providing connection to the electricity grid and a physical location along streets and pathways, smart poles offer an attractive host for mobile broadband small cells as well as public Wi-Fi access points.

Smart poles are also well positioned to provide a platform for other smart city technologies including smart lighting systems and sensor arrays.

“Though a nascent market, several smart pole drivers have emerged, including current and future needs for public connectivity and cellular network densification,” said Grant Samms, Navigant research analyst.

“Municipalities are also seeing smart poles as infrastructure that can create new revenue streams and improve public safety by providing charging for electric vehicles, charging for cellular phones, a platform for advertising, and other features.”

According to the report, the multifaceted and often modular design of smart poles can be easily adapted to future needs. The emergence of 5G and the accelerating adoption of smart city strategies is expected to drive increasing demand for this connected infrastructure.

The report, Smart Poles, analyzes the development and drivers of the smart pole market including financial, economic, and connectivity factors for all world regions.

Global market forecasts of smart pole hardware and services are broken out by segment and region and extend through 2028, including a forecast for smart pole sectors.

The study also examines significant smart pole projects and case studies of major deployments as well as the competitive landscape.

An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant website.