Smart & Safe: Belgium’s roadways and highways shine with inteliLIGHT 

For Belgium’s roadways and highways, brighter and safer days lie ahead, with potentially up to 120,000 inteliLIGHT controllers set to brighten them. Flashnet, alongside Itron, Lightwell and Fluvius, embark on the journey to modernize around 400,000 street light controllers through a multivendor procurement framework. This initiative lights a path not only to energy efficiency, but to a smarter and safer future for Belgiums urban landscape. 

With a rich history and a strong legacy of innovation, dating back to the invention of the gasoline refining process, Belgium is now keen on ushering in a more sustainable future. The transformation of roadway lighting with inteliLIGHT represents only one aspect of Belgium’s multifaceted approach to create cleaner, more efficient, and intelligent urban spaces. 

For this project, Flashnet collaborated with Itron, a proven global leader in energy, water, smart city, IoT and intelligent infrastructure services.  

The NB-IoT and LTE-catM1 communication technologies are the stars of this implementation, delivering autonomous lighting control for a highly optimized set of use cases. These technologies aren’t just brightening Belgium’s roadways; they’re turning them into intelligent, responsive networks, making the journey safer and more efficient through remote operations and real-time monitoring. 

Zhaga NB-IoT compatible luminaire controllers represent the hardware solution for this project. They can be effortlessly and securely mounted on any compatible lamp, ensuring a swift and cost-effective deployment process. 

The controllers are managed by Itron’s smart city platform, via an industry-standard TALQ Smart City Protocol integration, which further proves Flashnet and Itron’s dedication to interoperability and third-party integrations. Real-time, map-based interaction is essential for easy visualization of devices, groups, and their statuses. With the security and scalability measures achieved through this partnership, Belgium’s lighting infrastructure can be efficiently managed from distance.  

This project demonstrates the commitment to measurable results, energy savings, and maintenance optimization, with tangible results expected as the deployment phase progresses. 

About Fluvius

Fluvius serves as an independent entity with a comprehensive mandate, overseeing various critical aspects of utility infrastructure in the Flemish region. This includes the construction, management, and maintenance of both electricity and natural gas distribution grids, spanning across all 300 Flemish municipalities. The company was created on 1 July 2018 by the merger of Eandis and Infrax.    


FLASHNET is a fast-paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. (

About inteliLIGHT®

inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities (ON/OFF, dimming, real-time reporting) over multiple IoT communication technologies. In-depth grid awareness is obtained through accurate utility-grade readings of any changes occurring along the grid, reducing energy loss and offering advanced maintenance optimization tools. Furthermore, inteliLIGHT® is integrated with Smart City management platforms and offers support for further Smart City development. (