Converting Streetlights into a Wireless Connectivity Grid
25 January, 2022
Siklu and Signify announced a strategic partnership agreement to combine Siklu's wireless connectivity technology with Signify's streetlights portfolio
Siklu and Signify announced a strategic partnership agreement to combine Siklu’s wireless connectivity technology with Signify’s streetlights portfolio, in order to convert streetlights into a wireless connectivity grid which can facilitate digital city services such as IoT, security and traffic monitoring, 4G/5G small cells, municipal Wi-Fi and broadband access.
This combination will result in an addition to the Signify’s BrightSites portfolio, which will be known as Broadband luminaires. Equipped with Siklu’s MultiHaul 60 GHz point-to-multipoint wireless connectivity it will significantly reduce the dependency on fiber deployment and enable municipalities to create a wireless mesh network by replacing their luminaires with Broadband luminaires.
Both companies have collaborated over the past year in the development of the Broadband luminaire portfolio. Following successful market validation, the two companies have decided to expand the collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize solutions for street lighting infrastructure.
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands-based Signify is a European leader in lighting solutions with 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees. Israel-based Siklu provides wide range of mmWave solutions in 60GHz (V-Band) and 70/80GHz (E-Band) in PtP, PtMP and Mesh configurations for end to end multi Gigabit wireless networks.