Making brighter cities


Opinions, think-pieces, articles and observations around smart cities and the future of urban living.

10 February 2020

Building data-driven cities on smart streetlight infrastructure: Telensa at the Abu Dhabi Municipal Lighting Conference

Last week at the Abu Dhabi Municipal Lighting conference, Telensa co-founder Will Gibson presented on the potential for wireless outdoor lighting controls to act as the foundation for a range of smart city applications.

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16 January 2020

3 steps to build trust in data sharing

Writing in Forbes, Yung Wu reports that Sidewalk Labs’ initial plans for a smart city development in Toronto received significant push-back due to issues including data privacy and community engagement.

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14 January 2020

Distributech 2020: Telensa and Microsoft demonstrate how utilities can build on the business case for smart street lighting

Telensa PLANet smart street lighting is one of the few smart city applications deployed at mass scale. At Distributech, we’ll be at the Microsoft booth #837 showcasing how electric utilities and electricity providers can build on the business case for smart street lighting, using a platform approach to add other smart city applications and AI-driven data insights.

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6 January 2020

3 ways smart city business models have changed

Dr Jon Lewis is our Chief Strategy Officer. His background spans technology innovation and product delivery across a wide set of industries from mobile communications to healthcare. At Telensa Jon has pioneered several smart city applications, including smart parking and smart waste management. More recently he has led the Urban Data Project - a new approach to the collection and responsible use of data by cities, transforming trust and privacy using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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18 December 2019

Is open technology the answer for smart city progression?

We think so! That’s why we’ve launched Urban IQ.

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17 December 2019

Infographic: an alliance to unlock all the benefits of LED conversions

This infographic covers the main benefits of Telensa and Eaton Lighting alliance to utilities, cities, and Departments of Transport across North America.

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4 December 2019

How can North American LED street lighting conversions benefit from Telensa’s alliance with Eaton Lighting?

Telensa and Eaton Lighting have worked together for a decade in projects covering hundreds of thousands of streetlights. Last month we made our alliance official by signing an agreement in September at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference in San Diego. The purpose of the alliance is to work more closely together to deliver connected solutions for outdoor LED lighting and related smart city applications - to utilities, cities and Departments of Transport across North America.

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28 November 2019

Telensa and Microsoft at Smart City Expo 2019: innovation now for the smart city of tomorrow

At Smart City Expo this year, Telensa and Microsoft demonstrated the power of a platform approach to smart city applications and data insights.

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15 November 2019

Telensa and Microsoft demonstrate the practical future of smart city applications in Barcelona

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15 November 2019

Event: Telensa Smart City Forums

Over the past couple of months Telensa has been hosting Smart City Forums, inviting local authorities and others in the smart lighting industry to discuss the evolution and future of smart cities. It’s been a pleasure to see new and familiar faces and we’re thankful to all those that contributed and participated. Below is a recap of the forum held at Sony’s UK Tech Centre in Pencoed, Wales, where all Telensa products are made:

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