Telensa has announced that 9 million devices using its Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) long-range, low-power wide-area (LPWA) radio technology have been deployed. This milestone was met as part of the rollout of one of Telensa’s smart city systems in Asia. The company’s technology is now deployed around the world in 30 countries including; the US, UK, Brazil, Australia, China and Russia, enabling a range of applications such as device tracking, smart parking and smart lighting.

Having pioneered the LPWA space, Telensa has been instrumental in driving standards for applications and network technology. The company’s technology is proven in huge scale deployments with many live networks each serving tens or hundreds of thousands of devices. As well as proven scalability, Telensa’s technology provides the longest battery life in the market with up to a year from a single coin sized battery, over 20 times longer than the nearest competitor.

Telensa is leading the parking and lighting markets with PARKet, one of the world’s most widely deployed parking bay-sensor solutions, and PLANet, which controls intelligent street lighting. PARKet is helping to reduce congestion and improve parking occupancy in city centres by directing drivers to the nearest available bays. It is deployed in Moscow, in the largest parking monitoring system in the world, where congestion has been cut by over a quarter since installation.

The PLANet Central Management System (CMS) accurately controls switching and dimming of street lights. It also measures energy and detects faults, helping local authorities and smart grid operators reduce energy consumption and deliver improved maintenance. Combined with LED lighting, the system typically reduces energy consumption by 60% leading to huge cost savings whilst slashing CO2 emissions.

“The Internet of Things is already having a major impact on the efficient running of major cities around the globe. By adding intelligence and connectivity to systems such as parking and lighting the foundations for the smart cities of the future are being laid,” said Will Gibson, CEO of Telensa. “The key technology challenges have been met with our systems and proven deployment at scale across all continents is giving customers the confidence to adopt our technology as the lowest risk and most cost effective solution”

Telensa’s unique ability to provide multiple smart city systems means that in many cases the underlying network infrastructure can be reused making the cost savings even more compelling. In addition, by combining multiple applications, analytics can be provided across a variety of sensing systems enabling different city departments to share data and identify innovative ways of bringing new benefits to their citizens.

About Telensa

Telensa delivers ultra-scalable, private network solutions that have monetized opportunities in the IoT space from day one. It is doing this through a proven business model, field-tested technologies and by focusing on high-value opportunities in utilities and smart cities.

Fundamental to the success of Telensa’s offering is its Ultra Narrow Band system, developed over the past 17 years – the longest-range, low power wide area radio technology with an established track record in delivering robust and efficient IoT solutions. Ultra Narrow Band is low risk and best in class – more than 9 million UNB devices have already been deployed across 30 countries.