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Mobile broadband – coming soon to a streetlight near you

The technology enables telecom operators to improve mobile network performance, and reduces the number of mobile telephone masts on a city’s skyline.

Mobile operators working with Ericsson will be able to rent space in the lighting columns.

Frans van Houten, president and CEO of Philips, said the technology offers cities a more energy efficient and safer urban area. He said: ‘This new connected LED streetlighting model is another example of us bringing the Internet of Things to life, and demonstrates the capabilities of light beyond illumination.’