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Smart City Infrastructure and Data Solutions

Samsung’s digital arm, Samsung SDS, and Telensa, provider of smart street lighting and city data, announced a co-operation on smart city projects. The two companies are collaborating on smart streetlighting, in which Telensa already has more than 1.7m lights deployed globally, and the Urban Data Project – a cloud platform that creates a trust infrastructure for urban data. It is aimed at enabling cities to collect, protect and use their data for the benefit of citizens. The first collaboration will be in city projects in Korea, with more deployments following across Asia Pacific and in the United States.

Urban data is the mosaic of street-by-street, minute-by-minute information that makes up a city’s digital twin. It includes mapping how people use the city, the mix of traffic on the roads, the hyper-local air quality and noise levels. This data is incredibly valuable for improving city infrastructure, delivering more efficient city services, and making everything more transparent to empower citizens. It is also potentially valuable to industries such as retail, real estate and insurance.

Sean Im, Senior Vice President of Solution Business Division at Samsung SDS, said:

We are delighted to be working with Telensa to enable cities to harness and protect their urban data assets on behalf of their citizens. Brightics IoT will provide effective data collection and analytics, which will lead to improved quality of life for citizens. By combining the capabilities of both companies, Samsung SDS plans to further explore new possibilities to adopt the latest information technologies including AI and blockchain.

Will Franks, CEO of Telensa, said:

We’ve been working with cities around the globe to make millions of streetlights smart, and now we’re providing Chief Data Officers with the tools to protect and use urban data and engage with new technologies like 5G mobile. We are excited to be working with Samsung SDS, who bring global reach, product innovation and deep expertise from IoT to 5G.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Telensa

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