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Installed base of smart streetlights nears 20 million
30 Jun 2021
The report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight found that Europe leads the adoption of smart street lighting technology and accounted for as much as 35 per cent of the global installed base in 2020.
UK county upgrades controls on 82,000 residential streetlights
11 Jun 2021
Essex claims to have one of the largest streetlight central management systems in the world and reckons it knows from experience it will save around 60 per cent on energy usage.
Smart city tech markets continue to evolve “at pace”
08 Jun 2021
This is the conclusion of latest research from analyst Berg Insight which covers the five smart city verticals of smart streetlighting, parking, waste, urban air quality monitoring and surveillance.
Smart city protocol reaches members’ milestone
07 Jun 2021
The Talq Consortium, which has developed a global interface standard for smart city device networks, has expanded to more than 50 members, including major technology vendors.
Seoul’s smart poles to charge EVs and drones
21 May 2021
Seoul Metropolitan Government intends to carry out a pilot project to enhance the functionality of smart poles by embedding electric vehicle chargers and drone stations in them.
Telensa announces smart lighting deployments in Australia and the UK
21 May 2021
University of Leicester has implemented a smart lighting control system as part of measures to reduce energy consumption while City of Stirling has opted for a network-as-a-service solution.
Sault Ste Marie advances community-wide smart grid project
12 May 2021
The grid claims to be a first for Canada and, as well as reliability improvements and better data reporting, it will deliver direct GHG emissions reductions of 2,804 tonnes CO2 annually.
US town of Scarborough switches to cloud-based smart lighting controller
28 Apr 2021
StreetMan has allowed the town to identify various network and hardware issues and load balance the gateways to stabilise the network in the Maine town.
Can smart lampposts help stop the spread of Covid-19?
21 Apr 2021
Drawing from case studies around the world, a new report highlights how a new generation of smart lampposts is helping cities to respond to and tackle the pandemic.
Iconic NYC building to integrate largest US installation of interactive LED glass
15 Apr 2021
Transformation of the historic Tin Building in Mahattan will include embedded micro-LED technology in its façade, creating a seamless connection between the physical and digital experience.
Consortium releases draft requirements for lighting usage at night
13 Apr 2021
The DesignLights Consortium’s draft policy is intended to mitigate the negative impacts of lighting at night, while providing appropriate visibility for people.
Standards-based solution seeks to accelerate smart city applications
13 Apr 2021
Silicon Labs’ Wi-Sun solution will enable secure wireless connectivity for a broad range of applications, including advanced metering infrastructure and smart street lighting.
Scottish councils offered funded IoT solutions
25 Mar 2021
The funded IoT accelerator packs will be offered to councils across the country, allowing them to investigate and evaluate the power of the Internet of Things and smart solutions.
5G small cell solution to boost connectivity across UK cities
10 Mar 2021
Bigbelly’s integrated pole and antenna solution is expected to accelerate growth of the UK’s small cell network as well as pave the way for 5G in cities.
NEC to drive Indian smart city project
22 Feb 2021
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, is one of 100 cities selected in the third round of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ smart city mission.
Surrey County Council rolls out intelligent street lighting
17 Feb 2021
The three-year project will see around 89,000 streetlamps replaced or retrofitted with energy efficient LEDs and is predicted to save around 7,700 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
Smart street lighting helps Canberra weather the storm
10 Feb 2021
When the severe storm caused golf ball-sized hail to batter the city and surrounding townships, causing more than $500m in property damage, the system remained resilient.
Uberlândia connects streetlights in infrastructure modernisation project
03 Feb 2021
Fourth largest inland city in Brazil is working with Telensa on upgrade.
Tasmania's IoT network opens for business
28 Jan 2021
The carrier-grade LoRaWAN network will provide umbrella coverage across all major population zones and offer opportunities for use cases such as smart street lighting and digital metering.
Helsinki expands smart city innovation project to new districts
08 Jan 2021
A number of development projects will be launched in Malmi, Pasila, Mellunkylä and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki, in which residents will also be invited to participate.
UK port cuts carbon emissions by 700 tonnes in 12 months
05 Jan 2021
The Port of Tyne in the north-east of England has been assessing current and future energy requirements in line with Tyne 2050’s roadmaps for it to become carbon neutral by 2030, and all-electric by 2040.
Telensa grows smart streetlight footprint across Poland and Czech Republic
14 Dec 2020
The company now provides intelligent lighting control to 23 towns and cities across Poland and the Czech Republic with a total population of 250,000 citizens.
Nokia provides 5G connectivity for Leuven's digital pole project
11 Dec 2020
The Digital City Pole project paves the way for future 5G connectivity across the Belgian city that aims to stimulate local innovation, drive productivity and create jobs.
Smart Columbus launches renewable energy procurement programme
10 Dec 2020
Smart Columbus Energy has been established to accelerate Central Ohio’s transition to clean energy with the initiative supporting mayor Ginther’s vision of a carbon-neutral city by 2050.
23 Jul 2021
Building smarter partnerships
Gordon Feller examines how two cities in Nevada are benefiting from being able to plug in to their technology partner’s existing infrastructure and platforms to ignite smart city innovation.
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White Paper: Artificial Intelligence Within Cities – The Next Stage in Societal Digital Transformation
WEBINAR: Becoming truly smart – how can new cities add value to fibre with sensing?
ONDEMAND WEBINAR: Smart City: what’s behind the success of Smart Lighting?
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