Montevideo’s Smart Lighting Leverages LoRaWAN Connectivity

By Claire Swedberg

The solution, involving around 70,000 connected streetlights, improves lighting management at each fixture, while identifying when maintenance is required as soon as a fixture fails.

The city of Montevideo, Uruguay, is rolling out Internet of Things (IoT)-based intelligence to 70,000 streetlights across an area spanning 200 square kilometers (77 square miles). As part of the deployment, the city is in the process of rebooting its entire streetlighting system by switching from traditional lights to LED luminaires and deploying LoRaWAN sensors above each fixture for two-way data communication. The solution leverages long-range wire...

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