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Smart poles: digital real estate for the IoT

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Philips Lighting and Ericsson team up to bring improved connectivity to citizens

Philips Lighting smart poles not only serve as an important connected light source which can be remotely managed, they house technology to improve mobile network performance across the city. The poles can be installed with minimal interruption to normal city activity, such as car and pedestrian traffic, and because they are a 2-in-1 solution – a connected device that also provides necessary light without taking up extra space – smart poles have been called the digital real estate for the Internet of Things. 

 

In addition to providing a connected light source, partnering with companies such as Ericsson has allowed Philips Lighting to provide the cost saving benefits of LED while improving communication capabilities for citizens and businesses across the city.  

Benefits:

 
  • 2-in-1 solution that takes up no extra space
  • Improved mobile network performance
  • Capable of housing additional services in the future 
  • Enhanced mobile broadband user experience

The Philips lightpole site initiative provides the City of San Jose with a unique win-win-win: more energy conservation, reduced expenditures on energy and maintenance, implementation of LED lighting on dark city streets, and an enhanced broadband experience for our residents.”


Sam Liccardo,

Mayor of San Jose, California, USA

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