In Westminster, the heart of London, the BrightSites solution shows how new technology using the light infrastructure can provide broadband connectivity without the need to trench fiber. At the same time, it maintains the aesthetics of the city.
"The integration of radio technology in the luminaire elegantly hides the technology; it unlocks new deployment options and significantly reduces the electrical work in the pole."
Barnaby Dickinson, COO, Ontix
As any other modern urban location, the need for connected services in the iconic Bond Street, in Westminster - London, has been increasing very rapidly and has high priority on cities agenda. The dense urban environment and historical value of the borough comes with important aesthetics concerns to maintain the city landscape. Meanwhile, the digitization requirements are to be fulfilled.
The BrightSites solution offers an integrated solution to build a citywide mesh network to cater for any IoT application demands. By upgrading the street light infrastructure, Westminster accelerates the deployment of Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras and 4G/ 5G small cells. It enables the increase of a network reach and caters for the growing demand of IoT led initiatives that optimize city operations and improve the quality of life for citizens.
Signify is part of the Virginia Smart Community Testbed in the USA with BrightSites Broadband Luminaire solution. The BrightSites solution enables cities to build a foundation for a sustainable and digital smart city through light.