Pan-Canadian smart city roll-out
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Nokia is partnering with energy management company Current to deploy smart city technology across Canada.

According to Nokia, the company will gain access to Current’s CityIQ platform, in order to “repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that collects data and distributes valuable insights to cities via Nokia’s safe and secure communications networks.”

Speaking of the partnership, a spokesperson for Nokia said: “The combined digital solution is expected to help cities gain new operational insights. It will enable app development — using a ‘horizontal’ platform that can support a wide variety of apps simultaneously —, which can address common challenges like parking and traffic management, public safety enhancements and weather and air quality monitoring.”

Shawn Sparling, head of Canada enterprise sales for Nokia said: “There is tremendous interest in smart city technology throughout Canada, and this partnership will offer Canadian municipalities a scalable method to quickly respond to demographic and economic shifts.”

CityIQ is designed to be an “open and extensible” data platform, allowing the involvement of a wide variety of ecosystem developers.

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