Tilburg deploys the BrightSites solution to cater for its IoT demands

    Tilburg, the Netherlands


    Tilburg and Signify worked together to create a data platform using wireless technology on lighting fixtures. The flexible, cost-effective, and aesthetic solution established a platform for various IoT use cases.

    "We are very excited about being the first in The Netherlands to deploy Signify’s innovative BrightSites broadband solution. It makes deployment of Smart City and telecommunication concepts easier and more flexible, so that our citizens will be able to enjoy the latest IoT services now and in the future."


    Arne Mans, Director Public Lighting and IOT, Municipality of Tilburg

    The Opportunity

    The municipality of Tilburg has defined Willem II Straat in their city center as an “innovative street”, where they will implement and test various technologies for city and citizen’s benefit.

    The Solution

    The municipality and Signify BrightSites have worked together in a pilot project to arrive at a new concept for digital infrastructure. Using the lighting infrastructure as a digital network, they have a wireless infrastructure that enables flexible and cost-effective installation of telecom, Wi-Fi, cameras and various city IoT (water sensors for plants, waste bin sensors etc). All this without trenching for data cables. Invisible, fast and flexible.

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