Challenge / Goal
Currently, cities are facing great challenges related to tackling climate change and urbanisation. This means taking systematic sustainable development actions leading to fundamental changes in several sectors, such as public safety, energy, transportation, air quality and health. Doing so helps to ensure safe, sustainable and smooth living for all citizens. Smart city development, and especially digitalisation, is seen as a tool to overcome these challenges, but novel digital infrastructure is needed for faster transformation.
A dense network of small cell 5G antennas, integrated to the urban infrastructure, is needed to provide high-capacity connectivity. LuxTurrim5G smart poles integrate together the new millimeter-wave 5G base stations and different sensors, cameras, lidars and other IoT devices, providing not only super-fast, low-latency 5G connections, but also an extensive city-wide sensor network for the users. This enables gathering and utilisation of diverse data to develop new data-driven services for the needs of the city, its citizens and businesses.
The pilot network consisted of 19 modular smart poles and 2 smart and safe bus stops, with altogether more than 250 connected IoT devices (+ drones and autonomous vehicles). The network was designed and implemented around Nokia Campus in Kera, as a pilot to test an urban smart city network and develop data-driven smart city services for different thematic fields.
Passive informing of the citizens was carried out regarding the creation of the network.
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