covers Comcast’s entry into the smart cities space. Comcast isn’t the first giant telecom to jump into smart cities and associated lighting. Verizon acquired Sensity Systems back in 2016, specifically to bolster its smart cities capabilities.

Comcast Corporation announced that its Comcast Smart Solutions platform will provide connectivity and consulting services. As part of those services, Comcast plans to connect customers with strategic collaborators that provide smart technology in the following areas:

  • Lighting
  • Building Solutions
  • Parking/Curb
  • Public Works – Waste Management, Storm Water Monitoring, Asset Tracking
  • Video/Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Analytics
  • LED Displays & Digital Kiosks

Recently, Comcast Smart Solutions worked with the City of Philadelphia on a smart lighting pilot, installing smart streetlights with built-in optical and environmental sensors that can count pedestrians, vehicles, bicyclists, and parked vehicles, and measure temperature, relative humidity, and carbon monoxide. The Philadelphia project is one of several pilots and solutions that the Comcast Smart Solutions team has deployed working in partnership with local communities where the company operates.

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