BT to test street lighting smart city technology

BT (NYSE: BT) is going to test new technology that it says uses connected street lights to create connectivity for emerging "smart city" applications. The UK-based telco is working with Norwich-based lighting and communications specialist Enlight to get an understanding of how street lighting control systems can provide connectivity for emerging "smart city" applications such as smart parking and smart environmental services.

The project, which is known as the Sustainable Outdoor Lighting and Sensory Urban Network (SOLSUN), has already attracted interest from Europe, with the City of Budapest and Budapest University working closely with the two UK partners. Following a SOLSUN trial set to take place Milton Keynes in January 2016, a full commercial deployment will go live in Budapest next summer. Post

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