New York City needs more Wi-Fi: the idea is to equip some 250,000 streetlights across all five boroughs with Wi-Fi, expanding the availability of affordable Internet access.
Swapping out old street lights for more energy-efficient LED-based units that include Wi-Fi APs is a fairly well-know concept, but the technical complexity at the scale of a urban conglomerate like NYC is quite high. Having every streetlight as a Wi-Fi hotspot may not be the most cost-effective option in terms of infrastructure and operation cost (4G modem and connectivity) when it comes to providing public Wi-Fi.
PE Smart Urban Network for intelligent outdoor lighting solutions enables pervasive Wi-Fi and other Wireless Highspeed IoT applications: our technology allows to implement a high-bandwidth Wi-Fi mesh network that provides extended area coverage. It is the most cost-effective way to provide Wi-Fi connectivity on the public space
#ParadoxEngineering #SmartCities #SmartLighting