Connected Streetlight Makes Lost Signal a Thing of the Past - Energy Watch News

Connected Streetlight Makes Lost Signal a Thing of the Past

With mobile phone traffic expected to grow nine times over by the year 2022, mobile operators are struggling to keep up with the levels of broadband coverage required. Unto the breach steps a new smart lightpole, which offers network coverage, acting in concert to increase a city’s overall 4G network coverage. ‘Street lighting has the potential to become a ubiquitous, high-performing wireless network that is essential for any city’s digital transformation. Think of it as digital real estate that can be rented out.’ Christoph Herzig, head of venture at Philips Lighting concluded. In addition to broadband network services, the light poles can accommodate other equipment for a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This allows cities and network providers to provide smart, advanced capabilities that go beyond illumination, including sensors.

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