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Smart Cities

Everyday municipal operations are made more efficient with LoRa Technology’s long range, low power, secure, and GPS-free geolocation features. By connecting city services such as lighting, parking, waste removal, and more, cities can optimize the use of utilities and personnel to save time and money. 

Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled operational efficiencies in these real-world smart city applications.

Smart Bus Schedule Signs

X-TELIA's and the City of Montreal installed LoRa-based displays to show bus schedules in real-time, offering convenience to commuters. 

Smart Street Lighting

Ahoy Systems’ smart street-lighting products reduce electricity costs without compromising infrastructure quality and community services.

Latin America Network Coverage

Argentina-based YEAP! has made public LoRaWAN™ networks widely available throughout the greater Latin America region, enabling LoRa-based IoT solutions in the region.

Street Light Gateway

Ubicquia’s LoRa-based gateway module consolidates functionality to offer a cost-effective and efficient smart street lighting platform.  

Smart City Network

Thailand’s Kiwi Technology collaborated with Precise Digital Economy to develop a smart city network of LoRa-based sensors to better regulate public utilities.

Smart Waste Management

eleven-x and University of British Columbia utilize LoRa-based sensors to remotely monitor waste bin capacities, optimizing maintenance response.

U.S. Cities

machineQ has strategically deployed LoRaWAN™ coverage in dozens of top U.S. metropolitan areas and major Comcast markets, so businesses can connect solutions quickly, with reduced cost.

Residential Community Networks

Dr. Peng Group’s Residential LPWAN networks based on LoRa Technology facilitate the deployment of smart city services such as intelligent street lighting, soil, air and water quality monitoring, intelligent parking, intelligent trash collection, and other green belt management services.

Connecting the Cook Islands

KotahiNet’s public LoRaWAN™-based network provides the Cook Islands with a smart sensing infrastructure, allowing businesses and government organizations to collect and analyze environmental data, and make intelligent decisions about their business operations and scarce island resources.

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart cities.

LoRa Technology enables optimal management of parking resources over public or private networks.
Parking Management
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Smart lighting adds intelligence and control to street lights to help reduce the largest energy expense of a typical city without sacrificing public safety. LoRa Technology makes it possible.
Smart Lighting
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LoRa Technology enables the most advanced and affordable solutions for smart parking.
Smart Parking
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Waste collection is usually performed on a schedule regardless of whether they are full or not. Cities using LoRa Technology reduce operational costs, streamline collection routes and optimize the location of bins.
Waste Management
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White Papers

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Smart city technology is changing the way cities, governments and citizens interact, and LoRa Technology is enabling these solutions.
LoRa Technology Real World Solutions: Smart Cities
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machineQ™ and Semtech summarize that a full-scale LoRa deployment can handle more than the expected number of packets/day in a dense network environment.
LoRaWAN™ Capacity Trial in Dense Urban Environment
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A network of 10,000 electricity meters equipped with LoRa was rolled out in Germany to reduce costs and improve utility processes.
Network Capacity
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As cities move toward increased efficiency, Smart City technologies can provide new solutions for smarter and improved city services. Low cost IoT networks are the cornerstone of a Smart City program.
Smart Cities Transformed
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Videos featuring LoRa-based smart cities applications here. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

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Asia Pacific Telecom Uses LoRa Technology for IoT Network in Taiwan
Semtech News Brief: LoRa-enabled IoT Network Deployed in Russia

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Other Semtech Solutions for Smart Cities

In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart cities.