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Green Light for Smart City

With the intelligent networking of street lights, waste containers and measurement of air pollution, the green light has been given for Bonn to be labelled a Smart City.

Deutsche Telekom connects street lights in the city center of Bonn (Sternstraße/corner Budapesterstraße) and waste containers at Münsterplatz garage with intelligent sensors via NarrowBand-IoT technologies. The NarrowBand-IoT net is specifically made for applications with a lot of data like Smart City solutions for example. The solution makes the street lights dimmable and motion detectors enable the street lights to darken or brighten themselves automatically. Furthermore, the public utility receives a proactive notification in case one of the bulbs fails and must be replaced. “This technology saves up to 60 percent of the operating costs”, says Anette Bronder, head of Digital- and Security Department of Deutsche Telekom. “The city of future needs more digital services.” The sensors inside the waste containers at Münsterplatz garage measure the filling level so the waste management of Bonn (bonnorange) doesn’t have to set out until the containers are actually full.

Air Quality in the Streets of Bonn 

Deutsche Telekom provides a software and data for the measurement of air quality. The installed sensor is located on one of the street lights near the Münsterplatz garage. In regular intervals, diverse data are provided.  
Deutsche Telekom has already installed Smart City solutions in seventeen European cities in ten countries. At the UN-Climate Conference Deutsche Telekom is a strong partner, providing fiberglass-, net- and transfer technologies.

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