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Smart Cities

Bright Lights, Smart City

Today, cities are getting “smarter” and are providing an improved quality of services through the monitoring of infrastructure and environmental events and conditions. But what exactly makes a city better than it was before?

Cities becoming more sustainable will not happen over night, but providing the general population with tools to help them be more aware of their carbon footprint will decrease emissions significantly. Water-consumption tracking and air-quality monitoring applications provide real-time information to the public enabling them to adjust their lifestyle to be more sustainable as well as protect themselves from harmful pollutants.

Today around the world, cities have been benefiting from the efforts to reduce traffic and air pollution with systems to monitor traffic lights, streetlights and charging stations for electric cars. As cities globally continue to utilize smart technologies this will require reliance on automation, connectivity, and IoT end device interoperability.

How Wi‑SUN is Making
Cities Smarter

Smart utility networks and smart cities have many common communications requirements and can be supported by  the same networking architecture.

Smart cities can leverage the existing wireless communications infrastructure provided by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or street lighting networks to enable other applications, such as smart traffic signals, public transit signs, parking spaces, electric vehicle charging stations and more.

What are the benefits?


Robust, secure, open and interoperable solutions based on the IEEE 802.15.4g wireless standard will play a critical role in the development of smart city and smart utility related applications for today and for years to come.

Key to Growth

Open standards and interoperability are the key to smart city growth.

Wireless Mesh

Mesh Networks are designed to be flexible and enable highly reliable connectivity, even in the most challenging environments.

Smart Lighting

Smart Agriculture

IoT Analytics estimates that the connected streetlights market will surpass US$3.6 billion in 2023, and will grow with a CAGR of 21%.

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Supported Cities

In a recent report IoT Analytics identified Miami as the world’s number one city for connected streetlights, with nearly 500,000 units of connected streetlights deployed by Itron and Florida Power & Light , supported by Wi-SUN technology.

Paris is number two with 280,000 connected streetlights retrofitted by Itron across the city with a Wi-SUN mesh network.

Why Should Cities Join the Wi‑SUN Alliance?

  • Gain maximum access to the technology ecosystem
  • Help promote wider adoption by new solutions
  • Gain access to the specifications
  • Feed in their requirements to specification and alliance activities
  • Meet and speak to other industry influencers around the world implementing Wi-SUN solutions
  • It’s free for cities to join!