City populations grow by 7,500 people per hour and mobile data traffic is expected to grow ten times by 2019, increasing the need for sustainable lighting and enhanced mobile capacity and coverage in cities.

New connected street lighting model solves two issues simultaneously: offering city officials an innovative way to afford next generation energy efficient LED lighting to meet sustainability goals, and enabling network operators to offer improved city-wide mobile broadband and app coverage.

Ericsson’s "Zero Site" is a connected lighting solution integrating telecom equipment into light poles, which enables telecom operators to improve mobile network performance while reducing urban clutter. Citizens will benefit from improved mobile network coverage for data communications and enhanced safety with brighter, well lit streets.