Tech company embeds cellular connectivity into smart lighting

Tech company embeds cellular connectivity into smart lighting

Technology provider Urban Control is aiming to disrupt the economics of smart city internet of things (IoT) solutions.


It announced at Smart City Expo in Barcelona that it will embed 1NCE cellular connectivity in its new Urban Node 324 range of streetlight controllers.


With the embedded 1NCE connectivity, Urban Control said it can connect IoT devices globally via cellular networks for a one-off price per device over a period of 10 years.


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1NCE is a global IoT carrier specialising in connectivity for low bandwidth IoT applications such as asset tracking, smart street lighting, smart city sensors, smart metering, and waste management. It reportedly allows a seamless transition between different communication standards such as LTE-M and NB-IoT.


The aim is to provide cities, local authorities and enterprises deploying IoT solutions with simpler deployment, effective coverage, and predictable long-term costs.


“Standards remove complexity in the adoption of smart city devices, and our work with uCIFI, LwM2M, Talq and D4i is testament to that,” said Miguel Lira, director innovation and development at Urban Control. “NB-IoT and LTE-M are the emerging mainstream standards for IoT connectivity, and we selected 1NCE because of its innovative 10-year flat rate and deep understanding of the needs of IoT customers.”

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