Making brighter cities

About us

Telensa’s smart streetlight control system has a footprint of over two million lights covering entire cities and regions. This means we are perfectly placed to pioneer new, different and cost-effective ways to develop the smart cities of tomorrow, making urban spaces work better for everyone.

Telensa delivers a proven business case, with technology that has been tried and tested for over a decade. Streetlight infrastructure can easily be adopted for city-wide sensing, an efficient means to collect, protect and apply data to enhance city life. In effect, our many streetlight connections act as a sensing array, providing place, power and connectivity wherever people live, work and travel.

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Our journey

  • Telensa deploys major smart street lighting project in Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Telensa acquired by Signify to expand offering for smart cities
  • Telensa first to demonstrate that TALQ2 enables interoperability at scale
  • TALQ certification confirms Telensa as the industry standard Central Management System (CMS) for streetlights with controls
  • Berg Insight names Telensa as global #1 in smart street lighting
  • Telensa awarded Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Certification, enabling cities to financially benefit from smart street lighting energy savings
  • Australian cities of Darwin and Palmerston select Telensa for their smart street lighting
  • Northeast Group again names Telensa as global #1 in smart street lighting
  • The Urban Data Project announced with Cambridge as launch partner city
  • Deployed as part of City of Edinburgh Council’s 64,000-light energy efficiency program
  • First smart city deployment with Essex/Hertfordshire – smart lighting, traffic, waste, drainage, air quality
  • Sunday Times Export Track 100 – ranked #4 with annual growth of 189%
  • Manufacturing moved to Sony, Wales
  • First Middle East deployment on Dubai’s flagship canal bridges
  • Won Amazon Growing Business Award after 3x revenue growth in 2 years
  • First major APAC deployment in Wellington New Zealand
  • Northeast Group ranks Telensa as global #1 for smart streetlight market share
  • First traffic-adaptive highway lighting deployed in Suffolk UK
  • Global footprint reaches 1 million lights controlled by Telensa tech
  • $18m investment to accelerate international growth and smart city portfolio
  • First major US deployment in Georgia US – now world’s largest system
  • 50% UK market share – one in ten of the UK’s streetlights covered
  • First major city deployment with Amey in Birmingham: 100,000 lights
  • Telensa gets started with a UK government Carbon Trust grant


  • The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2018
  • The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2018
  • Amazon Growing Business of the Year: Winner 2017
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track Ones to Watch 2017
  • The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2017
  • The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2018
  • The Global Cleantech 100: One to Watch 2017