LA’s Street Lights Now Have 4G LTE Wireless Technology
Los Angeles is the first city in the world to deploy new “smart” Philips street lights, which have built in 4G LTE wireless technology from Ericsson. The SmartPoles are actually standard city street lights, but they been upgraded with efficient LED lights and Ericsson’s small cell technology. Since the lights are connected, the city can manage street lighting to make sure that streets are well-lit without wasting energy. But the biggest change is adding the wireless connectivity, which will provide better broadband coverage without adding any new cell towers.