GE, Intel, and AT&T Lead in Smart Cities Based on Compass Intelligence Index Research

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Top companies announced in the A-List in Smart Cities Index

GE, Intel and AT&T top the A-List in Smart Cities Index based on recently released research by Compass Intelligence. These companies, among others, showcase the top companies innovating and serving the needs of cities and municipalities. Based on a proprietary research framework and model, these three companies scored roughly 85 to 91 points out of a total of 110 points per the index. A total of 40 companies were included in the evaluation portion of the framework, with 5 being placed or recognized in the A-List in Smart Cities “Watchlist.” Other companies making the top 15 include Microsoft, Amazon, Honeywell, IBM, Google, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Huawei, Verizon, and Schneider Electric. For a complete list, please be sure to visit and download the complimentary executive brief.

“From Smart Homes to Smart Nations, recent technological advancements and ambitious partnerships are marking seemingly far-off futuristic urban innovations a reality, dramatically changing how citizens, companies, and governments interact. These digital communities and cities are looking for an improved user experience—instant access to services, better routing of traffic, improved safety through real-time information, and, more generally, the use of technology to improve daily life and enhance urban sustainability in every sense of the word,” says Jarrod Russell, Senior Analyst. “By 2020, the Global Smart Cities Market will climb to $1.4 trillion, with the industry rapidly evolving to integrate technology into infrastructure, mobility, surveillance and security, lighting and access control, and other community-oriented areas.”

Top 15 in The CompassIntel A-List in Smart Cities Index

1. General Electric - 91.4
2. Intel - 87.0
3. AT&T - 84.7
4. Microsoft - 84.6
5. Amazon (AWS) - 84.6
6. Honeywell - 84.5
7. IBM - 84.4
8. Google - 84.2
9. Cisco - 84.1
10. Dell - 81.4
11. Ericsson - 80.9
12. Qualcomm - 80.5
13. Huawei - 76.9
14. Verizon - 75.6
15. Schneider Electric - 75.4

The CompassIntel A-List Index is a research framework using economic indicators, vendor tracking analysis, firmographics, market metrics, quantitative tracking, and data analytics to provide a scoring and ranking system for vendors in the mobile, IoT, and emerging technologies markets. The CompassIntel A-List Index combines research, quantitative metrics analysis, and expert analyst due diligence.

To review the complete Index list, meet the analyst team, or read the methodology, please visit

About Compass Intelligence
Founded in 2005, is a market analytics and consulting firm specializing in metrics-driven market intelligence and insights for the mobile, IoT, and high-tech industries. Compass Intelligence provides executive insights, market sizing/forecasting and modeling, competitive analysis, strategic consulting, advisory services, trending analysis, and survey research services. Compass Intelligence helps guide strategic business decisions, and support in the success of our clients through delivering content engagement, go to market planning, competitive positioning, and strategic advisory.

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