The Internet of Things (IoT) is making it possible to make cities greener, safer and more efficient. By connecting devices, vehicles and infrastructure everywhere in a city, governments and their partners can reduce energy and water consumption, keep people moving efficiently, and improve safety and quality of life.
In smart cities, many different stakeholders must work together to provide the best technology solutions. Network operators, managed service providers, system integrators and technology providers all have a role to play in working with governments to enable smart city solutions. The key is building these solutions on an open, standards-based communications platform that can be continually re-used and re-imagined for new services, insights, and applications.
With its proven reliability, simple deployment and ubiquitous reach, cellular is an ideal technology to connect IoT applications. And Sierra Wireless offers an industry-leading portfolio of integrated cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to make the smart city come alive. From connected street lighting to intelligent public safety and transit solutions, to smart energy and water management, we provide the complete solution—wireless modules and gateways, architecture, cloud platform, managed connectivity services and more. Technologies like these allow cities to develop a unified IoT infrastructure to support a full range of smart city solutions, bring them to market faster, and transform service models and experiences for citizens.