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Philips Lighting among those honoured in 2018 IoT Breakthrough Awards

January 23, 2018 | By Anthony Capkun

January 16, 2018 – American Tower, a player in wireless infrastructure, and Philips Lighting have been selected as winners of “Overall Smart City Solution Provider of the Year” and “Industrial Smart Lighting Solution of the Year” awards, respectively, in the 2018 IoT Breakthrough Awards.

The two companies were recognized for their efforts to co-develop an “aesthetically designed smart light pole that blends seamlessly into the urban landscape, delivering both 4G/5G wireless network capacity for multiple mobile network operators and quality energy-efficient LED lighting in a single solution”.

The smart city solution will also enable new applications, including E911, smart parking, traffic management and more.

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“The smart light pole solution from American Tower and Philips Lighting stood out from the field of award nominees for delivering a practical solution with maximum positive impact in a range of smart city applications for cities around the world,” said James Johnson, managing director, IoT Breakthrough.

“Lighting is an essential and ubiquitous part of the urban landscape, and a powerful tool to help cities achieve their smart ambitions,” said Susanne Seitinger, global smart cities lead at Philips Lighting.

The IoT Breakthrough Awards program’s mission is to recognize innovators, leaders and visionaries in a range of Internet of Things categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and more.

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