Business Challenge story
Attracting and harnessing the energy of innovation — especially in cities — is imperative for economic growth and development. Building the connected ecosystems required to jump-start digital innovation can mean major up-front costs, which is why smaller cities have had a harder time making the business case. Vodafone Spain sought to rewrite that formula by creating a new line of business offering smarter cities services to smaller cities.
Vodafone Spain created a low-cost, cloud-based service offering that empowers cities to gather real-time data from remote sensors, make efficient, fact-based decisions and engage citizens at a deeper and more personal level through mobile technology. By creating a repeatable, pay-as-you-go service model that cities can deploy incrementally, Vodafone Spain is helping lay the foundation for big-time efficiency and innovation in Spain’s smaller cities.
As a cloud-based infrastructure, the solution reduces the cost for small cities to implement connected-city programs by more than 90 percent as compared to traditional smarter cities programs. The fact that it’s configured as a repeatable managed service creates a new revenue stream for Vodafone Spain. More broadly, the solution promotes intensified digital innovation activity, leading to accelerated economic development and more efficient municipal services.
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