In Brief

We are one step closer to a fully connected, closed loop city design

Streetlights that collect weather, air pollution and traffic information using built-in IoT sensors in order to increase cost efficiency and quality of life in urban areas may seem like a sci-fi scenario, but for inhabitants of Daegu, South Korea’s fourth largest city, this will become bread-and-butter as early as next month. The technology comes as part of the partnership between Samsung and SK Telecom, Korea’s leading telecommunication company, which aims to deploy the world’s first commercial IoT-dedicated nationwide LoRaWAN network.

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