IoT solutions for smart cities
If you offer smart city solutions, we can help you serve customers across the world. Explore our IoT solutions for smart city solution providers.
What we offer
In the rapidly expanding smart cities marketplace, there is a growing need for connected solutions that support the management of urban infrastructure, parking and traffic, electric vehicle charging, waste handling, information sharing and security services.
Based on our long history of working with pioneering solution providers, we can help you roll out scalable, stable and secure connected solutions that meet your needs for coverage, quality and price.
Global scale with one solution
Wherever your solutions are installed, our Managed Connectivity solution provides you access to the best quality cellular connection, based on availability and the needs of your use case. Our Global IoT SIM cards can be pre-integrated to simplify your rollout, installation and lifecycle management.
We take care of all the agreements with local operators so you don’t have to. Using our extensive global roaming network, your connected solutions will connect to networks out of the box in nearly every market in the world. In countries where roaming is not available due to regulation, we can help you find viable solutions (including eUICC technology) together with our established local operator partners.
Global IoT made easy
We provide everything you need to successfully deploy and manage connected products and solutions that serve the evolving smart city solutions industry. Together with our partner network, we provide an end-to-end solution, from concept and design to monetization and operation over time. At the core of that end-to-end offering are our Managed Connectivity and Managed IoT Cloud.
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For two decades, we have helped leading solution providers succeed with pioneering IoT solutions. Learn more about their strategies, and how you can succeed with IoT solutions for smart cities.
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Mobile network connectivity for smart city solutions
Mobile networks are well-tested and aren’t going away anytime soon. Our mobile IoT connectivity solution gives you access to well established global networks which use licensed radio spectrum, free of disturbances and congestion from competing networks. Managed Connectivity allows you to conquer the complexity of IoT, we can help you simplify the development, rollout and management of your connected solutions. With our solution, your solutions use the best available mobile networks to securely connect to your network or the internet.
Why mobile IoT?
IoT connectivity technology requirements in security
Security use cases have varying requirements, especially with regards to the data rate. Video surveillance, for example, has demands for high data rate, coverage and bandwidth as streaming video entails significant data traffic.
In addition, quality of service and reliability need to be very high to ensure uninterrupted real-time operation. High security requirements lead to heavy processing needs for data encryption and decryption. 4G and with more advanced requirements 5G satisfy those needs. Bandwidth consumption can be a challenge for 4G depending on the scale of camera deployments.
Wi-Fi networks are a less pricey option to facilitate surveillance use cases with high bandwidth requirements, exhibit however greater vulnerability to cyber-attacks. Security and safety alarms in turn send infrequent, small data packages and require high indoor coverage, cost efficiency, reliability and security. NB-IoT and LTE-M are suitable options to provide more robust connectivity in case the primary broadband connection fails or burglars use GSM jammers.
IoT connectivity technology requirements in building automation
Building automation solutions, especially connected lighting, are mostly based on large-scale deployments of low-cost devices. Hence, connectivity technologies for building automation will need to be cost efficient and able to handle a high density of devices – for lighting solutions nearly every lamp is equipped with an IoT device.
At the same time, energy efficiency is critical to minimise maintenance of large scale deployments. Wi-SUN and Bluetooth Low Energy are the most suitable technologies with Wi-SUN likely to see bigger traction. Wi-SUN networks can cover an entire building or even campus, while also satisfying requirements for high energy and cost efficiency and the ability to handle device density. Bluetooth Low Energy with mesh has specifically been designed for a large number of devices and will become a major technology in building automation – now supporting longer ranges as well as energy harvesting.