GSMA view – Connecting Cities to a Smart Future

Although Mobile IoT technologies are still relatively new, the start-ups participating in the GSMA Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase are close to commercialising their solutions. Together with Deutsche Telekom, Flashnet has deployed its street lighting solution and some other NB-IoT-based applications in Patras in Greece, and for a pilot in Bonn, Germany. “For now we see the most interest in NB-IoT to come from Europe, and most probably the European NB-IoT based projects will be pioneers around the world, but we expect that with time interest will grow in the Middle East and in Asia as well,” says Orsolya Szallos-Kis, Sales Engineer at Flashnet.

Telekom’s whitepaper on NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) communication technology: technical capabilities, use cases and future expectations

"The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our world. Companies and cities all over the world are equipping physical objects with software, sensors and connectivity to merge them into a global network, the IoT. As things are becoming able to collect and exchange data, they emerge into new ecosystems across processes, industries and countries, enabling new services or whole new business models. Well-known IoT use cases include smart metering, goods tracking and equipment monitoring."

inteliLIGHT® and u-blox enables the world’s first Narrowband IoT based Smart Street Lighting system

With hundreds of existing projects deployed worldwide, InteliLIGHT’s smart street lighting remote management solution is a proven concept employing a range of communication protocols. Having identified NB‑IoT as strategically important, InteliLIGHT chose to partner with u‑blox on the development of its FRE 220 NB range of NB‑IoT compatible luminaire controllers.

Solid State Lighting and value added IoT solutions featured in LED Professional Magazine

You don’t need a very high bandwidth because you’re just sending over control data for turning the lights on and off or for dimming them, but these need to be transmitted over long distances. You also want to detect an error and then using a GPS system to locate the broken luminaire on a map. And the whole system, in that case, is connected to a cloud based system: here, the inteliLIGHT services. You log into a web-based front-end and have control over the whole installation. This is a typical Internet of Things application. Sebastian Huelck EBV Elektronik   you can read the full interview in  LED Professional Magazine

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