How SMSM Technologies pave the road for medium and small cities to become “Smart Cities” in emerging countries

For medium and small cities balancing the budget can seem like an impossible task due to budgetary limitations and the lack of access to investments to maintain operational processes. But this is the least pain for them. Whichever way you look at it, the lack of big data for engagement and communication between citizens and the city remains to be the most complex. 

Hence, when it comes to providing citizens with the best smart services, medium and small municipalities, especially in developing countries, face many challenges. Among these are asset management, traffic control, pollution and environmental threats, which range from emissions to noise control, water leakage to solid waste management, just to name a few. 

To address these concerns and so much more, SMSM has been working on its own Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered solution that connects city assets with smart devices and controllers manufactured by the reputable companies and offers it in one intelligent Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, which enables the medium and small municipalities to control, monitor, and manage city operations as efficiently as possible. 

As such, at SMSM Technologies, SMSM offers its clients superior and cost efficient tech IoT solutions that include a variety of game-changing features that include but not limited to: real-time monitoring to collect and manages data from sensors and controllers; provides precise decision-making ability via the one data source of information, Robotics Process Automation (RPA)/ Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) capabilities for better decision making; better governance for inclusive automation engine for city services with Service Level Agreements (SLA) approval and workflow set-up.

SMSM platform product offers medium and small municipalities with the solutions for the needed engagement through open communication channels and key automated interactions with citizens. Furthermore, SMSM IoT provides the municipalities with the opportunity with generating new revenue streams where cities can monetize on the collected data and generate new income.

At SMSM Technologies, we are working diligently to making smarter cities possible in emerging markets. SMS IoT platform has started with our signature Smart Lighting Systems service. We all know that street lights are an essential part of any modern city. They keep roads safe throughout the day, illuminate cities at night, and so much more. However, this safety comes at a cost as unregulated street lights are responsible for using up a lot of electricity due to inefficient resource management. Ultimately, cities and individuals bear the brunt of such high costs, which leads to higher taxation measures and city-wide budget cuts which will affect the quality of life for thousands. With SMSM IoT Smart Lighting Systems service, municipalities will conserve energy, minimize light pollution and will be able to achieve reduction in overall cost and avoid resource drain.

This makes SMSM IoT platform cost-efficient and the Smart Lighting Systems service the perfect solution for cities looking to cut the costs on energy usage and optimize their street lights to run more efficiently year-round. Instead of keeping street lights powered to the maximum from sunset to sunrise, our cutting-edge technology will help cities transition from manual street light services to an automatic one that seamlessly regulates the usage of power for all lighting systems adopting our platform.

Municipalities will see a return on investment within one to two years, as SMSM IoT solution will help increase the value of cities by reducing energy usage by nearly 80 percent and maintenance costs by up to 50 percent.

Our road map to develop further smart services will also be scalable based on real-time management solutions fueled by AI and IoT and can be adapted to manage a range of smart city verticals anywhere. The future smart services will include vehicle and people counting, evaluating air quality such as temperature and humidity rates, tracking traffic rates, and even a component dedicated to waste management, monitor digital signage and CCTVs. 

Once municipalities understand the potential of SMSM technologies and how they can also monetize on big data, there will be no turning back! At SMSM technologies, our goal is to empower cities in emerging countries with innovative tech-powered solutions that will help them embrace the digital revolution to become smarter. Not only do we aim to help cities cut costs, but we want to create innovative solutions that will help improve life for countless communities across the MENA region and the world.

As of 2020, Smart Cities market size was valued at USD 98.95 billion, with a growth rate CAGR of 24.7%. Between 2020 to 2027, the MENA Market size was valued at USD 14.84 billion, with the total Number of Municipalities exceeding 5000 and local authorities with an estimated number of street lighting reaching 53.85 Million

About SMSM Technologies:
SMSM Technologies founded in 2018 with a vision “To become the leading provider of smart city solutions in the MENA Region”, the leadership team consist of a diverse group of experts in Management, Telecommunication, IoT, AI and Digital Transformation with over 15 years of experience. SMSM Technologies covers different geographical area in MENA region where it is working to increase its current base of smart municipalities in the region. For more information, Please visit

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Contact Ahmad Maharma of SMSM Technologies to learn more, details follow:

Ahmad Maharma
Founder & CEO
SMSM Technologies Inc.
Tel:  +972 598 00 11 55

Written by
Leila Farraj
- Palestine
Leila Farraj is a freelance consultant for MENACatalyst’s Digital Content . Since the launch of MENACatalyst, Leila has been integral in developing and managing content that strategically reflec... Leila Profile
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