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Siklu, Signify Partner to Provide Multi-Gigabit Wireless Connectivity

By Maurice Nagle

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a smart city. Embracing the digital reality, isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Deploying a smart city requires infrastructure capable of delivering on expectations. A new partnership is aiming to shed some light on the matter.

Siklu and Signify announced the addition of Siklu’s MultiHaul TG multi-gigabit wireless connectivity technology to Signify’s BrightSites portfolio of solutions, called Broadband luminaries.

"We aim to radically accelerate the transition to smart cities by enabling the lighting infrastructure as a primary platform for cost-effective and scalable broadband connectivity. With our combined solution we overcome significant hurdles for the creation of dense networks by ensuring every light point acts as a data hub explained, Khalid Aziz, Head of Connectivity Solutions at Signify.

The pairing creates a wireless connectivity grid with a municipality’s streetlights, enabling services like traffic monitoring, IoT, and security. The capability doesn’t stop there, 4G/5G small cells allow the provision of residential broadband access and municipal Wi-Fi.

Broadband luminaries empowers reliable, secure and scalable multi-gigabit wireless connectivity. In choosing the duo’s solution, a city can enjoy the scalability and performance required of the modern age, while saving money and time versus an all-fiber network.

"Siklu products are already enabling a wide range of urban and industrial services that require gigabit broadband access. With the increasing demand for high-speed internet connections everywhere, especially in the COVID era, we share Signify's vision of utilizing the lighting infrastructure as the connectivity grid of the future," said Ronen Ben-Hamou, CEO of Siklu.

The connected era is here. More and more municipalities are hopping on the bandwagon, breathing life into IoT, and possibility.  

Learn more about IoT industry strides, how governments are leveraging innovation and more at The Smart City Event June 21-24 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. See you there!

Edited by Luke Bellos
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