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Market Insight: How Should CSPs Exploit the Opportunity of Smart City Streetlight Projects?

Published: 06 June 2018

ID: G00352660

Analyst(s): Godfrey Chua , Toni Nygren , Wm. L. Hahn


Recent city streetlight upgrades include a variety of added use cases of interest to stakeholders across the smart city ecosystem. Communications service provider technology product management leaders must move quickly to participate, or find themselves serving in merely a utility capacity.

Table Of Contents


  • Deployment of Smart Poles Enables Integration of Different IoT Sensors, Requiring Network Connection
  • Smart Lighting Vendors Are Building End-to-End Offerings Including Connectivity

Background and Context

  • Smart Applications in Street Lights Have Doubled Over Three Years
  • A Citywide Streetlamp Network With Various Connectivity Options Is Required

The Impact

  • CSPs Will Have to Deal With a Variety of Different Stakeholders


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