Nov 6, 2017: Philips Lighting, in partnership with China Telecom, would promote smart-city applications in China with the help of its smart Internet-connected lighting technology and China Telecom’s NB-IoT technology and networks.
The partnership would promote building smart-city infrastructure and development of smart-city application through connecting smart outdoor lighting systems with smart-city networks.
China Telecom has set up an IoT open platform based on Ericsson Device Connection Platform, which offers IoT management services for global enterprise customers. Smart-city application can be introduced to overseas markets via the open platform.
Philips Lighting had earlier launched CityTouch flex, a smart Internet-connected street lighting system, in the China market. The system can connect various smart-city systems including emergency response, traffic light management, surveillance, pedestrian and traffic monitoring, and monitoring of weather conditions.
With the help of China Telecom’s NB-IoT networks, Philips has set up 100 sets of Philips smart LED street lamps in Beijing.
Philips Lighting has also promoted CityTouch in 850 cities around 37 countries. CityTouch manages 150,000 LED street lamps in Jakarta, Indonesia.
LED lighting consumes 50% less power than conventional lighting products and smart Internet-connected LED lighting can reduce power consumption by 30%. Philips Lighting expects smart Internet-connected LED lighting to cover population of 3 billion around the world by 2025.