This is an automatic translation of TIM’s press release
Porto Alegre (RS), May 25, 2023 – TIM, in association with M2M Telemetria and collaboration with Qualcomm Serviços de Telecomunicações Ltda. (Qualcomm Brasil), announce an innovative Smart Cities project already in operation through remote management of public lighting in Porto Alegre (RS), using 4G NB technology -IoT. The initiative is one of the pioneers in the massive use of this type of wireless connectivity for Smart Lighting in Latin America and will be used by IPSul, the concessionaire responsible for public lighting in the city.
In total, more than 22,000 smart luminaires were installed and activated in this phase on the main avenues and streets of Porto Alegre, covering approximately 20% of all lighting points in the municipality. The expectation is that, by combining smart remote management technology with the use of LED luminaires, energy savings will be 12% higher than those generated by modernization alone.
The use of NB-IoT technology by IPSul for remote management places the city of Porto Alegre at the forefront in the adoption of Internet of Things technologies and is part of initiatives to offer more efficient services. “This project is in line with our commitment to offer continuous improvements to the population, improving the management of public lighting,” says Raimundo Dantas, Executive Director of IPSul.
For Marcos Felipi García, Municipal Secretary of Urban Services of Porto Alegre, the remote management system is an important advance in the search for a smarter city. “This type of monitoring brings innovation and savings. We will be able to act preventively and have more efficiency in the services provided ”, he declares.
In the project, the luminaires report and receive essential information for all functionalities in the cloud network through TIM connectivity, which has the largest mobile network in Brazil. “Connectivity will allow better energy management in the city. We have experience in smart city projects, and our differential is having a network with a 100% national presence. We are very happy to be able to use our experience once again to support the provision of more efficient public lighting services and improve the life of the population of Porto Alegre”, says Paulo Humberto Gouvea, Director of Corporate Solutions at TIM Brazil.
M2M Intelligent Remote Management modules, based on Qualcomm® 9205 LTE Modem and TIM connectivity, allow remote monitoring and control of luminaires. With M2M’s device and service management platform, you can monitor power consumption, control lighting, receive real-time alerts on lighting failures, and turn devices on or off. Another important differential is the GPS location, which allows a more efficient management of assets and provides more security, inhibiting equipment theft. In the future, these technologies are expected to enable safe and preventative maintenance of public lighting.
“The innovative initiative is already running successfully. It is a plug and play solution, that is, the client can install and operate it, taking advantage of the benefits of the device. It is a significant gain in the quality of the services provided, in energy savings and even in security”, says Felipe Fulgêncio, general director of M2M Telemetria.
“This project demonstrates that NB-IoT solutions are capable of expanding coverage, as well as being economically viable,” says Leonardo Finizola, Sales Director of Qualcomm Serviços de Telecomunicações Ltda. “Technology brings more efficiency to the smart lighting sector and the expectation is that the trend is confirmed among the managers of the dealerships that seek excellence in these services”.