Signify and the 5G Hub built a 5G network using the innovative BrightSites solution in the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. This initiative explores various use cases, including 5G small cells, showcasing the commercial use in dense urban areas.
"Signify and Ericsson have built a demonstrator in which Ericsson's 4G and 5G equipment connects to the telecom backbone via Signify's broadband luminaires. This works smoothly and can be an exciting complement for 5G densification in a city environment."
Andreas Daun, CTO Key Account Team (NL), Ericsson
As part of the 5G Hub, the innovation center at the High Tech Campus, Ericsson and Vodafone are exploring innovative 5G technology to create exciting use cases and develop solutions that can be used commercially. At the same time, High Tech Campus is dedicated to making the whole business park smarter and connected by allowing 3rd parties to implement and test innovative technologies and use cases.
In a joint initiative, 5G Hub and Signify built a demonstrator using BrightSites’ Broadband Luminaires to backhaul a 4G/5G small cell that will enable various 5G use cases. In parallel to this the BrightSites installation backhauls Wi-Fi units and provides internet connectivity for pop-up stores and in this way demonstrates its various possibilities for the commercial use in dense urban areas.
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.