Wellington City Council Selects Telensa for its Smart Street Light Management System

Wireless solution saves money by connecting and managing LED streetlights and provides a low-cost platform for smart city applications.

Cambridge, UK & Wellington, NZ – 28 November 2017Telensa, the market leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has been selected by Wellington City Council to deploy its PLANet intelligent streetlighting system. The project will start in November 2017 and is due for completion in June 2018.

Wellington, New Zealand at Blue HourTelensa PLANet is an end-to-end intelligent street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city, and a central management application. The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and uses streetlight poles for supporting hubs for smart city sensors. With more than one million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

“We’re delighted to be working with Wellington City Council to deliver a more efficient, more resilient streetlighting system that will be responsive to citizens’ needs for decades to come,” said Will Gibson, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa. “And we’re looking forward to working together on low-cost smart city applications, enabled by the city’s new lighting network.”

About Telensa

Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens.  According to Northeast Group, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a global footprint of more than one million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Telensa solutions are designed and developed in Cambridge UK, with hardware manufactured with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales.

Hyped smart cities market finally arrives with $64bn streetlight opportunity

New study highlights opportunities in LED and connected “smart” street lightingNortheast Report Cover

In the past few years, smart streetlights have progressed from a nascent market to established early deployments of smart city infrastructure. Cities have embraced the technology and diverse vendors have entered the market, increasing the momentum for smart cities. Over the next decade, the vast majority of streetlights will be converted to LEDs, while 29% will be networked to become “smart,” leading to investment of $64.2bn, according to the 4th edition of the Global LED and Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast (2017-2027) study published today by Northeast Group, LLC.

Smart street lighting represents the next wave of large-scale smart city and IoT deployments after smart metering and smart grid investment over the past decade,” said Ben Gardner, president of Northeast Group. “As new smart city applications emerge, the number of players involved has increased. New communications options are bringing many telecom operators into the smart city space. They are joining established smart grid and lighting vendors who have already deployed millions of smart streetlights.”

LED and smart streetlights have clear positive business cases. They help cities drastically reduce energy use and maintenance costs, while opening up possibilities for new sensors and applications. Cities are quickly realizing their street lighting infrastructure is a critical asset that will enable a host of new smart city applications. Northeast Group’s study includes cost-benefit analyses, 13 case studies, vendor profiles and 10-year forecasts for 125 individual countries. The research is intended for both cities looking to better understand smart street lighting benefits and vendors looking for market opportunities.

Hundreds of vendors are active in this market and a few clear leaders have emerged. According to the study’s market share data, current leaders are Telensa, Silver Spring Networks, Philips Lighting, and Echelon. Other leading smart streetlight vendors include Acuity, AT&T, Cimcon, Datek, DimOnOff, Flashnet, GE, Harvard Technology, Huawei, LED Roadway, Schréder, Sensus, Telematics, Trilliant and Verizon.

Northeast Group’s Global LED and Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast (2017 – 2027) Volume IV study is 158 pages long and comes with an executive summary presentation and dataset in Excel covering 125 individual countries. To order a copy of the study, please visit: www.northeast-group.com

Telensa is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List

Telensa is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List
List Recognizes Up-and-Coming Private Companies in Clean Technology

2017_eBadge_OneToWatch.pngCambridge, UK – November 7, 2017: Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced it was named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list, produced by Cleantech Group (CTG).

The GCT100 Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of up-and-coming companies that are catching the eye of leading investors and corporates in the market. The companies made the top 250 in this year’s Global Cleantech 100 program and carry pockets of strong support among the GCT100’s Expert Panel, albeit they did not have quite enough market support to make the 9th edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list itself (which will be published on January 22, 2018). As such, these companies represent this year’s Ones to Watch.

“The Global Cleantech 100 program is our annual in-depth research exercise to identify the innovation companies leading players in the market are most excited by right now,” said CTG’s CEO, Richard Youngman. “By the nature of the list, the Ones to Watch truly represent the next cadre of exciting disruptive companies.”

“Cities around the globe are switching to connected LED street lighting, driven by significant cost savings and emissions reductions. With more than 1.5m streetlights across 5 continents using our technology we are proud to be a leader in this movement,” said Will Franks CEO of Telensa. “We are delighted to be recognised in this prestigious list alongside such a wide range of industry innovators and disruptors.”

This year, a record number of nominations for the annual Global Cleantech 100 list were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies, with these nominees reviewed by the 86 members of Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The Ones to Watch list, a sister list to the annual Global Cleantech 100 list, is created from the top 250 of the shortlist. To qualify for either list, companies must be independent, for-profit cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a growing international presence in London.

Our parent company, Enovation Partners, one of Consulting Magazine‘s 2017 Seven Small Jewels, is based in Chicago (learn more at www.enovationpartners.com).

About Telensa
Telensa makes wireless smart city control applications, including PLANet®, the world’s most widely deployed smart streetlight solution, with a global footprint of 1.5 million lights across five continents. Based on a compelling business case with proven scalability, Telensa’s solutions provide cities and utilities with a low-cost platform with open interfaces to add multiple sensor applications over wide areas.

Fundamental to Telensa’s success is its Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio system, which has the unique combination of low cost, long range, long battery life and 2-way communication for massive numbers of devices. Telensa is working alongside other leading vendors within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to standardise Low Throughput Networks (LTNs) for wireless IoT.

Telensa solutions are designed and developed in Cambridge UK with hardware manufactured with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales.

Heather Matheson
Cleantech Group
Tel: +1 (415) 233-9714
Email: heather.matheson@cleantech.com

 Edward Howson
Temono PR for Telensa